Sony is bringing back a refreshed version of music player that was released in 2013. At CES Sony announced NW=ZX2, which is tailored for outstanding sound, as per the words of Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics USA president.NW-ZX2 will outweigh CD music players and traditional MP3 by its sound quality and uncompressed super-high resolution music. This new walkman targeted at high-end music lovers will cost about $1,200.
About the physique of NW-ZX2, it has a four inch sharp touch screen with 480 x 854px. It is made out of aluminum alloy and comes with a black-colored matte casing. NW-ZX2 weighs a little which imparts users a solid feel and more grips while handling the walkman. The operating buttons are placed on the curved side of NW-ZX2 for the easy access.Clearly Sony’s NW-ZX2 is not trying to compete with today’s smart phones since the operating system packed inside is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which was debuted two years back. Still the OS lets the users to get applications, TV shows and movies from the Google Play Store.
The technical specifications includes an internal storage capacity of 128 GB to store more than a thousand high resolution audio files, a microSD slot in case the user prefers more storage, Bluetooth and WI-FI support for wireless streaming, a gold- toned headphone jack. The device is NFC-enabled which facilitates one-touch connection for supported headphones and speakers. Besides this, it have compatibility with different media file formats that includes MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, and DSD, and the ability to upgrade non-high resolution music sound better for highest audio quality.
The other highlight of this walkman is its compatibility with Google Cast by which users can send the device’s output to any compatible speaker. The NW- ZX2 supplies about 60 hours of battery life. It is evident that NW-ZX2 will redefine the way people listen to music. But the price tag is hefty for sure. The release date of NW-ZX2 is not known yet.