Xperia SP is an alternative to Sony’s flagship smartphones, Xperia Z and ZL. The smartphone has previously leaked online and it goes by its codename, HuaShan, but today we get to look at the first detailed pictures and technical specifications.
It looks like the rumors are accurate, as the Sony Xperia SP has appeared in a couple of data base logs from the Asian area.
It was reported that Sony Xperia SP will have a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, an Adreno 320 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. Compared to the quad-core Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM underpinning the Xperia Z, the new model will apparently fit into the mid performance segment.
Xperia SP will also come with a smaller display, a 4.3-inch unit with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, while the flagship smartphone of the Japan-based company comes with a full HD 5-inch display. The 13.1 megapixel camera of the Xperia Z will most likely not be present on Xperia SP.
Though, it seems that Sony will sell Xperia SP pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, of course improved with its proprietary TimeScape UI.
Judging by the leaked pictures, the smartphone has a mate plastic case, without IP57 certification, so keep it away from water. The back of the case is more rounded than Xperia Z’s, but the smartphone keeps the metallic finishing of the side button.
Rumor has it that, besides Xperia SP, Sony is also working at Xperia L, an affordable model with low-end technical specifications. Known as Sony C210X, the smartphone might come with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor at 1 GHz, 1 GB of RMA, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The display will most likely be a 4-inch unit with 854 x 480 pixels. For the time being there are no leaked pictures of the Xperia Z.
The two terminals might be officially announced by Sony at Mobile World Congress 2013, an event that will take place between February 25th – 28th in Barcelona.