Sony Unveils Xperia SP, Xperia L Smartphones
The Xperia SP and Xperia L will both be available worldwide from the second quarter of 2013.Consumer electronics giant Sony added two models to its Xperia line of mobile devices, the Xperia SP smartphone, which features a 4.6-inch HD Reality Display, and the Xperia L smartphone, a midmarket handset that offers a dual-core processor and Stamina mode for enhanced battery life. The Xperia SP boasts a precision-crafted aluminum frame and employs the company’s latest Mobile Bravia Engine 2, which analyzes the user’s content type and adjusts the image automatically. The engine will make the adjustment by adding new real-time contrast optimization to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality color management and noise reduction. Other features include near field communication (NFC) capability, 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity, a “transparent element” that can be personalized to change color when notifying the user of all incoming messages and calls, an 8-megapixel camera with high dynamic range (HDR) technology and Stamina mode for the battery. The handset will be available in white, red and black versions. The Xperia L offers a slightly smaller, non-HD 4.3-inch display and a sophisticated 8-megapixel camera with Exmor RS mobile sensor technology for improved colors and picture clarity. The handset also features a dedicated camera key that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second, even from a locked screen. The Xperia L is also available in red, white and black color schemes.
Also featured on both models are Sony's One-touch functions, allowing users to play multimedia content across an array of devices, such as Sony's SRS-BTV5 speaker and a range of NFC-enabled Bravia TVs. The Xperia SP and Xperia L will both be available worldwide from the second quarter of 2013, a company release said.