Sony Walkman has made a comeback. This year is unique for the electronics manufacturer as it marks 40 years of Sony Walkman. So, to celebrate this occasion, it seems quite apt that Sony has now decided to make a new walkman launch.
Sony announced on Friday at the IFA 2019 trade event that it will be releasing a brand new variant of its iconic portable personal music player.
The company had launched the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 in 1979. It was the first real portable cassette player that brought a forever change in the way one listens to music. Since then, Sony has released many different types of Walkman, but it has gone an extra mile with the 40th-anniversary edition.
The new Sony NW-A100TPS Walkman is nearly the same as the other NW-A100 Series walkmans, except that it has a 40th Anniversary logo on its rear side. It is available in an exclusively designed package and case in honor of the original Walkman TPS-L2. It also comprises of a special cassette tape player interface for the ones that wish to indulge in old memories.
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This is not all. Also in the offering is a cheaper variant known as Sony NW-A105 Walkman. It comes sans the 40th-anniversary logo, Sony said.
The brand new Walkman will be powered by Android and packed with an array of exciting features for the music lovers. It sports a DSEE-HX processor for upscaling compressed video. There is also an S-Master HX amplifier and a vinyl processor installed in the new Walkman.
The company says that it offers a battery life of up to 26 hours, which indeed is more than what most phones provide. Besides, in terms of connectivity, it also features a USB-C port.
The release date and the cost haven’t been announced officially yet. And though smartphones have replaced the requirement for having a dedicated audio player massively, still, the Walkman has its own share of dedicated users.