Sony drops a pair of new smartphones – the Xperia SP and Xperia L

Some pretty big news this morning from Sony which has unveiled a pair of high-end smart-phones that it hopes will maintain the momentum of its successful Xperia X handset.

The Xperia SP is a kind of younger sibling to the Xperia Z. It delivers 4G LTE performance, has a high quality 4.6inch HD Reality Display (that’s a tad smaller than the five inch screen of the Xperia Z) an eight megapixel camera, a transparent element so the phone can change colour when notifying you of all your incoming messages and calls and a NFC facility that displays content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices. It runs Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Dual Core processor.

It is available in white, red and black colour variations and made from aluminum.

Meanwhile the Xperia L majors on its eight mega pixel camera which the maker says delivers vivid colours and stunning clarity. It also has dedicated camera key that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second from a locked screen.

It sports a 4.3″ FWVGA display, one touch NFC for transferring content, runs Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and features a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core processor.

Both phones include many Sony applications including its Walkman feature that provides access to all your downloaded music, plus Music Unlimited* with over 18 million songs to explore from.

They will be available in early summer.


Ashley Norris