No doubt Sony wants to keep upcoming products carefully under wraps for a number of reasons. However, it seems some UK retailers may have let the cat out of the bag when it comes to a couple of upcoming Sony handsets. Xperia Blog reports that multiple British retailers have made mention of an Xpera SP and an Xperia L. Not only that, but Irish site Micro Aid and Lamdatek both have the devices up for pre-order.
The Xperia L is thought to pack a 4.3-inch FWVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon coupled with Adreno 305 graphics, an 8-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage, microSD support, and a 1700mAh capacity battery. The Xperia SP, on the other hand, is thought to be a smidgen more powerful. The device is rumored to boast a Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T clocked to 1.7GHz with Adreno 320 graphics, a 4.55-inch 720p display, the same 8-megapixel camera as the Xperia L and 8GB of internal storage (along with microSD support).
Unfortunately, none of the listings have confirmed any of the above specs. Instead, they offer something else entirely: A release date. The general consensus seems to be that the two handsets will launch on the same day, though there's conflicting reports from the sites offering pre-orders, with both the 19th of March and the 12th of March being thrown out as launch dates.
Either way, we likely don't have long to wait for a confirmation from Sony, so stay tuned!
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Unfortunately, if these are the real thing, they are very uninspiring.Reply
Xperia L is nothing more than Xperia S with slightly different SoC and the same screen.
And the same goes for Xperia SP- whats the difference from Xperia T?
They are probably going to end up being rebadged last-year phones at lower price point.
Still, I've always expected more creativity from Sony, which their new phones sadly lack.
A powerful camera-phone? A Walkman powerhouse with amazing stereo speakers? Their flagship Xperia Z ships with one of the most quiet speakers on the market.
Pity, I have always loved their phones, as I am using one.