As promised, Sony announced two new smartphones today, the Xperia L and Xperia SP. Of these two, the second one is far more interesting, which comes as a result of combination of features and design from the Xperia S and P models launched back in 2012, hence the name Xperia SP. The phone falls into the mid-range category, though a year ago it would certainly be a high-end device. It will be available in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2013 and should cost around EUR 300, which according to today’s exchange rate, would be about $388.
Sony Xperia SP to come in Black, White and Red
The Sony Xperia SP measures 5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm) and its aluminum frame comes in three colors: black, white and red. At the bottom, there is an illuminated transparent strip, which pulsates in different colors, depending on the notification that we have already seen on Sony Xperia U. The handset sports a 4.6-inch scratch-resistant TFT display with 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution at 319 ppi built with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 system for improving on-screen contrast and colors.
The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T processor paired with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The Xperia SP is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and a VGA front-facing camera and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other features include NFC, DLNA certified, MHL support, USB 2.0, aGPS, Glonass, screen mirroring, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi with hotspot functionality, PlayStation certification and 3D surround sound.
more info: Sony Mobile