Sony has kept the Xperia range of smartphones always in the talks, with the new two new smartphones announced, one of them being the Sony Xperia SP, a decent smartphone with neat specs and a HD touchscreen of size 4.6-inch, having a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Xperia SP is going to be available from the second quarter of 2013, and it is powered internally by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960Pro Dual-core processor that clocks at 1.7 GHz speed, and backed by 1GB of RAM.
The processor is also supported by Adreno 320 GPU, and Sony has put the main concentration on the camera of the Xperia SP, which with the 8-megapixel lens has got some excellent features, one of which is the Superior Auto technology. The SAT automatically detects up to 9 scenes while capturing, and then sets the optical settings for them for a still image, while applying the best image processing including the layered technology to overlap the images, and finally puts out the best shot. This feature is most helpful in dark conditions, where some light is needed naturally, and the Superior Auto technology detects everything by itself and does the job. There is even a front VGA camera included for the self portrait and the video calling.
Coming with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the Xperia SP is powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and the connectivity options included in the device are 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+ along with the other standard options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, GPS with Glonass and the NFC connectivity. The internal memory included in the device is 8GB, and the user gets an option to expand it to the maximum of 32GB using a MicroSD card. The Xperia SP doesn’t look much thin, as the thickness of 9.98 mm doesn’t make it anywhere into the list of thinnest smartphones, but the beauty is kept up by the neat designs and the color options – White, Red and Black. Apart from that, there is a bottom transparent element which would put out various color blends, and the user can customize the colors too.
The pricing is not confirmed yet, but we might get to know about in the 2nd quarter of 2013 when the phone would be available in the market.
Specifications of Sony Xperia SP Android Smartphone:
- Screen – 4.6-inch Capacitive touchscreen
- Display – Reality HD Display, screen resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
- Processor – 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960Pro processor
- RAM – 1GB
- Storage – 8GB Internal, expandable to 32GB
- Rear Camera – 8MP, LED Flash, 1080p Video Recording
- Front Camera – VGA
- Battery – 2370 mAh
- Connectivity – 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS + Glonass, NFC
- OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Dimensions – 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm
- Weight – 155gm