Sony Xperia SP and the Xperia L were announced by the Japanese conglomerate riding on the success of its latest smartphone offering, Xperia Z. The devices are targeted at mid-range consumers as Sony tries to give competition to the likes of Galaxy S3 and Nokia’s Lumia series. The device will be available in the UK during the spring.
Xperia SP, a more advanced device from Xperia L features a 4.6-inch 720p display, which utilises Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. SP supports full 4G LTE connectivity with a 1.7Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. The smartphone also supports NFC technology and an 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor. Xperia SP comprises of an 8GB internal memory with a removable 2370 mAh battery.
The smartphone will operate on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system and will be available in white, red and black. Xperia SP also marks the return of the glowing translucent bar at the bottom of the phone, which will change colour to match the images on your screen or pulsate in time with the music.
Talking about the new Xperia smartphones, director of Xperia marketing at Sony Mobile, Calum MacDougall said, “Xperia SP and Xperia L are ideally suited for those seeking stylish class-leading smartphones that don’t compromise on features. Both of our new models benefit from Sony’s proven innovation and engineering expertise whether you want to enjoy premium HD quality entertainment over 4G LTE on our mid-range Xperia SP or capture every moment in perfect detail with our more affordable Xperia L.”
The Sony Xperia L is likely to be cheaper, comprising a smaller 4.3-inch FWVGA screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1GHz processor. Xperia L will also feature an 8MP rear-facing camera and operate on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. What do you think about the new devices from Sony?