Sony Mobile has announced the launch of Xperia SP and Xperia L - a mid-range and an entry-level smartphones.
Sony has been long rumored to launch a couple of smartphones - Xperia SP and Xperia L on March 18, 2013. Following on the same lines, the company announced the smartphone duo without much fanfare. Xperia SP is a better offering in the duo and it looks like it is meant to be a downsized alternative to Xperia Z.
Display: Xperia SP packs a 4.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and Xperia L houses a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution.
Further, the HD display in Xperia SP is a Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and hence, it will offer better clarity and excellent color reproduction.
Processor: Xperia SP has a 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor and Xperia L is equipped with a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor.
Operating System: Both the smartphones run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating systems.
Camera: Xperia SP and Xperia L come with an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and Exmor RS technology and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Storage: Both smartphones come with 8GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB.
Connectivity: Xperia SP and Xperia L come with connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and NFC.
Battery: Xperia SP is loaded with a 2,370 mAh battery and Xperia L comes with a 1,750 mAh battery.
Price & Availability
As of now there is no official word regarding the price of these new smartphones, but, they will be released in Q2 2013 claims the company press release.
"Xperia SP and Xperia L are ideally suited for those seeking stylish class-leading smartphones that don't compromise on features", said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. "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."