Sony has today revealed two new Xperia smartphones – the mid-range Xperia SP and the low-end Xperia L. Both will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and feature a whole bunch of Sony technology usually reserved for the high-end phones, like its camera technology, at an affordable price.
The Xperia SP’s body is made from an aluminum frame and includes a unique “transparent element” at the bottom of the screen that changes colour when you receive an incoming message or call. Internal specs include: a 4.6-inch 720p display with its Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a VGA front-facing camera, and 8GB of storage with a microSD expansion slot.
The SP also includes a VGA front-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with its Exmor RS for mobile sensor and a superior auto mode that claims that it can take good photos even at night or against a strong backlight.
The Xperia L, on the other hand, a 4.3-inch FWVGA display and a 1GHz dual-core processor. It also includes 8GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot. Like the SP, it also includes a front-facing VGA camera and a 8-megapixel rear camera, but records video in 720p instead of 1080p HD.
Both the Xperia L and the Xperia SP include NFC support to share content between devices or to display content on your TV.
Both phones will come out worldwide from Q2. No Australian availability has been announced as of yet.