While Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom is just two weeks away for the launch, Sony launches Solid V-themed Xperia smartphones and tablets with the help of its marketing partner Konami Digital Entertainment. Apparently, Konami marketing team is not contended with its trailers and extensive hands-on sessions from the press and the public at events like Gamescom 2015.
Xperia J1 was launched in Japan in March last year, and its successor the Sony Xperia J1 Compact: The Phantom Pain Edition also sports the same features as the predecessor, according to GforGames listing.
The Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom barring a 4.3-inch HD display screen, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2300mAh battery, a 20.7-megapixel camera comes under the midrange and high-end device in terms of specs. The smartphone is priced at JPY 59,800 (around Rs. 31,400), along with 16GB memory expandable via microSD.
Apart from that, Sony has included two original soundtracks, a custom ringtone, and a preloaded wallpaper in its software to go along with its theme. Albeit, the Metal Gear Solid fans might be little disappointed as the smartphone has the games’ Outer Heaven logo on the back panel.
The Japanese company has inculcated the Sony Reader Store (that’s defunct outside Japan) by which fans can avail a complete Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain art book in PDF as is this wasn’t enough Sony has provided a JPY 1,000 (around Rs. 525) voucher to purchase Metal Gear Solid comics in ebook format through the Sony Reader Store.
Apart from these features, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Z4 tablet as well as the NW-ZX2 and NW-A16 Walkman MP3 players also come with pre-installed content and custom designs. Needless to say, these are exclusive to Japan, making it necessary for die-hard fans outside the country to import these limited edition pieces of tech. Sony certainly knows how to lure their customers, and thus it stands out with the rest of the smartphone manufacturers.