MINATO, Japan — The Sony Walkman returns! The Japanese electronics maker announced it will release a new version of its revolutionary portable music player, Friday at IFA 2019, a leading annual consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.
Sony Walkman was first released in 1979 with the Sony “TPS-L2 Walkman” which changed the way we listen to music. It latest release arrives as Sony celebrates the 40th anniversary edition.
The Sony NW-A100TPS Walkman has a 40th anniversary logo printed on the back, and it comes with a specially designed case and package that pay homage to the original TPS-L2 Walkman.
It also has a unique cassette tape interface for those who want to take a trip down memory lane.
According to CNN, there will also be a cheaper version without any 40th anniversary branding called the Sony NW-A105 Walkman.
Powered by Android, the new Sony Walkman comes with a slew of features for audiophiles. It has an S-Master HX digital amplifier to deliver high-resolution audio and reduce distortion, a DSEE HX processor to upscale compressed audio and even a vinyl processor to give digital tracks the character of vinyl.
It also has up to 26 hours of battery life, which is more than most smartphones can provide. And it is built for the future, with a USB-C port for connections.
The cost and release date have yet to be officially announced.