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Friday, September 9, 2016

Sony Will Bring CarPlay & Android Auto To Your Dashboard Soon; At A Great Price Too

One of the biggest aftermarket head unit manufacturers is finally joining the Apple CarPlay & Android Auto playing field.

Sony Electronics will soon become the latest to bring advanced smartphone integration to your car dashboard. The company made the announcement last month while introducing a brand new head unit, the XAV-AX100.

The latest scoop and additional pictures are below the break.

Sony XAV-AX100

Details about the upcoming head unit were published in a blog post by Sony.

The XAV-AX100 will feature 55w x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp 2 and EXTRA BASS low boost circuitry with a 10-band graphic equalizer. There will be 3-pre outs allowing connectivity options to multiple amps and speaker systems.

The two main features of the double-DIN head unit are, of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

Hardware-wise, the XAV-AX100 will have a 6.4" capacitive touchscreen with a 800x480 resolution. The head unit will also have physical buttons as seen in the images above.

The suggested retail price of the head unit is quite attractive at $499.99 potentially making it one of the least expensive head units to offer both, CarPlay and Android Auto. The device is expected to go on sale by the end of November.

You can read the rest of the blog post by clicking here.

Source: Sony Electronics

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