Sony is making a deeper plunge into the tablet and smartphone accessory segment, this can be said as the company has recently announced the launch of its latest range of external battery packs. It has been introduced in varied capacities ranging from 3,500 to 7,000 mAh.
Sony external battery packs are designed to provide additional battery life for smartphones and tablets that would help users during travelling. It is also considered to be the first products to rely on Sony’s thinner ‘Laminate’ technology. The higher end model of external battery packs has 7,000 mAh battery capacity which is almost equal to 3 complete charges of a typical smartphone.
The box shaped external battery packs ensures an easy fit to the pockets of users. The box weighs approximately 198 grams making it easy to carry while on the move. The dimension of the battery pack is 130.6mm x 70.4 mm x 12.9 mm.
Sony external battery packs are capable of charging up to 500 times. The company is also planning to launch a range of smaller batteries in different colors. Sources indicate that these batteries may have a look similar to that of Nokia DC-16. It is also expected to have a 2,000 mAh capacity. These cylindrical shape batteries are still in development stage.
The external battery packs from Sony are expected to be made available for users later this year. The company has not announced the exact time frame for its global release. Reports suggest that it will be made available for users in Japan from next month onwards. The pricing will vary from $30 to $90 (approximately Rs 1,700 to Rs 4,800).