Sony Xperia Z might has just arrived into our market last week but it is clear that Sony Mobile is not sitting on its laurels as the company has just announced two new Android smartphones which include the Sony Xperia L as well as this one – the Sony Xperia SP.
The new Sony Xperia SP seems to be built using a totally different design philosophy as per Xperia Z. Utilizing aluminium for its chassis and buttons, it comes with a transparent belt at the lower part of the device which would illuminate according to specific activities such as incoming calls or text messages, notification and music. To make it more interesting, users are able to customise the belt’s colorway as well.
While Sony Mobile might dubbed the new Xperia SP as a premium device, some of its features indicate that the Xperia SP is targeting the mid-range market. For example, the Sony Xperia SP is equipped with smaller 4.6-inch 720p display although it is still equipped with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 enhancement.
It also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Pro processor which features a 1.7GHz dual-core Krait CPU and an Adreno 320 GPU. Additionally, Sony has also equipped the Xperia SP with 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage and a 2370mAh. Not enough with that, there’s also an 8-megapixels camera with Exmor RS sensor and a VGA front-facing camera as well as the support for the STAMINA battery saving mode, NFC and LTE connectivity.
Comes standard with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Sony has yet to announce the official pricing for Xperia SP but has stated that it will be released throughout the world sometime in the second quarter of 2013.
[Source: Sony Mobile]