Sony Launches Xperia Hello Communication Robot Powered by Xperia Agent Assistant

Sony has launched an interesting new voice-based device, called the Xperia Hello Communication Robot. The new Sony Xperia Hello is powered by Xperia Agent Assistant. It features a 4.6-inch LCD and a camera sensor. The device can rotate up to 340 degrees and uses four motion sensors along with seven microphones. Read more to find about Sony Xperia Hello Communication Robot Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Sony Xperia Hello Communication Robot (2)

Price and Availability

Price JPY 150,000 (approx Rs 85,800)

The Sony Xperia Hello comes at a price tag of JPY 150,000 (approx Rs 85,800). Initially, it will exclusively be launched in Japan on November 16. As of now, there is no information about an Indian launch or price. The new communication robot was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in 2016.

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Specifications and Features

Sony Xperia Hello Communication Robot (2)

The Sony Xperia Hello sports a 4.6-inch LCD panel with multi-touch support and an upper body camera. The robot can rotate up to 340 degrees to greet anyone who speaks to it. It is being touted by Sony to be ‘like a family member’. It is powered by Xperia Agent (rebranded to Sony Agent).

The combination of four motion sensors and seven microphones helps to detect objects within a three-meter radius. Sony claims that the lights at the top of Hello’s body function as eyes and express various feelings (such as loneliness, happiness, sadness, and excitement). The device even acts as a security camera. You can use commands like ‘show me what my family is up to’, or ‘show me what you see’.

The new bot comes with support for Skype and LINE to make voice and video calls. Just like other smart devices, the Sony Xperia Hello bot also provides live alerts about news, traffic, weather forecasts, and messages. You can personalize the news categories for each of your family members. It can even notify you of any accidents or traffic delays along your route.

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Conclusion

The Sony Xperia Hello Communication Robot is an interesting addition to the existing smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home. One big advantage it has over the competition is its ability to dance. The new device jumps into with simple command – ‘do a dance.’ We will have to wait a while for a global release though. Are you excited about the new gadget? Share with us in the comments section below.

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