Sony Unveils Xperia SL

The Xperia SL by Sony has been announced and it looks to be an improvement on the previous Xperia S model – in power certainly, but in looks we’re not so sure.

The release date of Sony’s new smartphone is yet to be announced – but it is confirmed as ‘coming soon’. The new device is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8260 dual core processor running at 1.7GHz, this mean more power and therefore faster loading of applications.

The screen is the same as the old S model, 4.3” inch TFT touch screen scratch resistant HD with 1280 x 720 pixels. You can shoot photos and take high resolution videos with the impressive 12.1 mega-pixel camera – which also auto focus and LED flash. As with most smartphones today you can make video-conference calls with the 1.3 mega-pixel front-facing camera – NFC is also on board with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

The Xperia SL has the same chassis as the S model and therefore weighs the same at just 144g. The battery life is also impressive, allowing you to talk with your friends & family for over 8 hours on a single charge and it can stay in standby for 410 hours (apparently).

According to the specification on the Sony site, the new Xperia SL will be running Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) and for a phone that isn’t even on the market yet, we can’t work out why Sony didn’t go for Jelly Bean instead…hopefully an update will follow soon after release.

Finally there is no mentions of price yet – it will be interesting to see where Sony place the Xperia SL and how much of an impact it will have on our back pockets. With this being such a seemingly small incremental update from the Xperia S, I would imagine that this device would be in the same £350.00 bracket.

Sony Unveils Xperia SL
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