Today, Sony announced two new handsets to add to its existing smartphone lineups, led by the new SP. This handset has a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus, 4.6" 'HD Reality Display' and Android 4.1. It's not the most awe-inspiring spec list we've seen, but certainly good enough to stand next to other highish-end handsets.


Here are the full specs for the Xperia SP:

  • 1.7 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Plus dual core processor
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4.6” 1280x720 display
  • Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • LTE
  • NFC
  • 8MP camera with HDR

In addition to the SP, Sony also announced the Xperia L, which is closer to a mid-range handset. It packs a similar Snapdragon S4 Plus, only this one's clocked at 1GHz instead of the 1.7GHz of its bigger brother. It's also housing a 4.3" 854x480 display. Those specs aside, though, there's not much difference between the two.


Here are the full specs for the Xperia L:

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Plus dual core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4.3” 854x480 display
  • Android™ 4.1
  • NFC
  • 8MP camera with HDR

Both devices will arrive in Q2 of this year in red, white and black colors. No word yet on pricing or just which markets will receive the phones. Sony says the handsets will arrive "worldwide", but that hardly narrows it down, now does it?

Source: Sony (PR)

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  • Ken

    I don't think I've ever seen anybody with a sony phone. Starting to like the look of their new lineup though

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

    > 4.3” 854x480 display

    Is there a real reason mid-range phones don't get higher resolution displays? 720p on a 4.3" display would look wonderful, and I don't think that Snapdragon would have that much trouble putting up with the res. Just sayin'

    • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

      Sony are quite nice with Devs so I'm sure CM will come shortly for it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    Pleeeeeease let the SP be affordable!

  • Paul

    Fail and... fail. Still waiting for a new phone at maximum 4" or below. Why the hell has no company the guts to make a small sized, good specced phone anymore?

  • critic

    the main thing most of the iphone users complain about android phones is the screen size. a phone should be phone and there is tab to play with bigger screen size. why should a mobile phone have 5 inch screen. Truly no OEM has come up to produce a real iphone competitor. Now-a-days all the phone that gets released are tanks. This is just my opinion.
    BTW i am an android fan looking to buy a 4 inch high specd phone which is never there and never going to be there as with the current trent "larger is great!!!".