Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia Ray during the CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore last month, and the company also made it official that the phone would be launched in Q3 2011. But we were not given any exact release date at that time. Today, an UK retailer, Play.com has listed the phone for pre-order mentioning the expected availability date (release date) to be August 15, 2011 which is the midway of the target time frame (Q3 2011) that the company had set. Coming to the pricing, the phone has been priced at £349.99.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray packs an aluminium chassis with a 3.3-inch touchscreen BRAVIA display inside with 854 x 480 pixels of resolution, running Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS on a 1GHz Snapdragon single-core processor,512MB RAM, 8.1 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, capable of recording 720p HD video, front-facing camera for video chats, microSD card support up to 32GB (4GB card included), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and powered by a 1500 mAh battery.
If you are located in the UK and want to get this smartphone early, go to Play.com (hit the link) and pre-order one. It will set you back £349.99 which is in other terms equals to $515.