Sony’s Xperia SL Spotted ahead of Announcement on Official Website [Full Specifications]

Not the first time, but yes we have again Spotted a new Sony Android based smartphone on it’s website ahead of launch. This time it’s the successor of Sony Xperia S named “Sony Xperia SL”.

As Sony claims it to be –

Experience everything in HD with the sharpest smartphone display

A next generation smartphone, from Sony.

Though the overall design of Xperia SL remains almost unchanged when compared to Xperia S, It’s a heavy duty device. This new beauty sports a super fast dual core 1.7 GHz processor, which is touted to be the latest version processor for Android, Massive 12.1-Megapixel Back and 1.3-MP front camera, 4.3 inch Razor Sharp HD display powered by Bravia Engine which can handle 342 pixels per inch. As opposed to our expectations, as of now Sony has planned to ship it with Android Ice-cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Beans. Let’s have details on it’s specifications

Camera and video

  • 12.1 megapixel camera with pulsed LED flash and Auto focus
  • Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, 720p)
  • Aperture f/2.4
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Face recognition and Smile detection

Connectivity and communication

  • High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • HDMI Support
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC


  • Flash memory: 32 GB (up to 26 GB user-accessible memory)
  • RAM: 1GB


  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100


  • 4.3”, 1280 x 720 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass

Other Features

  • TrackID music recognition
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Xperia™ with Facebook™
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear audio and clear bass
  • 3D surround sound
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • TV launcher
  • “WALKMAN” application

Overall Sony Xperia SL gives a great first impression with features such as Original Walkman, 12.1 MP camera, 1.7 Ghz processor, NFC connectivity and Razor sharp display but can’t comment anything on the price tag it will come with. The basic reason for Sony’s fail in Indian and lot other markets is the price. Where companies like Samsung are exploding the market with budget phones having latest android version, Sony still is using old Android with lot of it’s models.

Anyways we’ll wait till the launch and then give our verdicts on how this phone did in market and was it up to our expectation. Until then let us know your thoughts on Sony’s new mobile the Sony Xperia SL.

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