Remember I mentioned last week that the Sony Xperia Z was tipped to get two new smartphone friends, namely the Xperia SP and Xperia L? You’ll never guess what’s happened this morning.
Yes, the Japanese manufacturer has fired out a press release detailing two spanking new Android smartphones, the first being the fairly high-specced Sony Xperia SP.
Don’t worry if you’ve just invested in the Sony Xperia Z. It’s still very much Sony’s smartphone flagship, but the Sony Xperia SP spec sheet makes for interesting reading in its own right.
For starters, we have a 4.6in display (720 x 1280, 319 PPI), dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 2,370mAh battery, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), and 8GB internal storage – with a microSD slot welcoming further storage beef.
As for the Sony Xperia SP’s cameras, we have an 8MP rear snapper and a token VGA shooter on the front.
On the connectivity side, the Sony Xperia SP boasts both 4G LTE and NFC (Near Field Communication).
The Sony Xperia SP also claims to have “one of the most intelligent smartphone screens around”, with “new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction”. Fancy.
There’s also a “transparent element” at the bottom, welcoming custom illuminations for incoming calls and texts.
Release date? The Sony Xperia SP will be "available worldwide" from Q2 2013, though price is a mystery at this stage.
And that’s the Sony Xperia SP. Now if you’ll excuse me, I must dash off and write about the Sony Xperia L…