Sony adds to its 2013 Xperia line up the new Xperia SP smartphone, bringing its premium design to a mid-range device. Not only design, the phone also comes with premium hardware features, including the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and Exmor RS for mobile BSI image sensor. It also includes support for 4G LTE high-speed mobile data network (LTE bands supported varies on markets).
The sleek Xperia SP has a precision-crafted co-moulded aluminum frame, and it brings back the transparent strip, one of the main design features of last year’s Xperia S and P. The new strip has been redesigned and moved to the bottom of the phone, and is more advanced with customizable illuminations that can be personalized for notification. Like the Xperia Z, the SP has a circular aluminum power button.
Sony’s mid-range SP is boosted by a dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Its 4.6-inch 720p HD Reality Display features Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for better viewing experience, while the 8 Megapixel camera users Exmor RS for mobile BSI sensor and offers 1080p Full HD video, fast-capture, HDR and Superior Auto functions. A VGA front-facing camera is good for video chat. For connectivity, the phone supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS, MHL video output and NFC for one-touch sharing. DLNA and Miracast are also included for wireless media streaming. 8GB of internal storage is provided and the microSD card slot supports up to 32GB. To deliver enhanced music experience, the SP includes Walkman app, 3D Surround Sound, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, Clear Phase and xLOUD technologies.
Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Xperia SP has Sony’s custom UI and includes STAMINA Mode for optimum battery life. The handset will come in black, white and red colors.