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Sony Xperia SL discovered, might be an upgraded Sony Xperia S

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Sony Xperia SL discovered, might be an upgraded Sony Xperia S
Is an upgraded version of the Sony Xperia S coming later this year? It seems like it, judging by the evidence discovered online just recently. This evidence that we are talking about is a smartphone by the name of Sony Xperia SL, which has been spotted in the database of the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. 

But it is actually the model name hinting that we could be dealing with a Sony Xperia S refresh. In the database, the Xperia SL is listed with a model name of LT26ii, and LT26i is the model name for the Xperia S. With model names so similar, it is really likely that the two smartphones have lots in common.

Yet we won't set our hopes too high as that is all the information we have so far. This Sony Xperia SL might simply be an Xperia S variant tailored for the Asian market, or a model with a different set of 3G/4G radios. Want to make a guess? Feel free to do so by dropping a comment below.

source: Postel via Xperia Blog

What could the Sony Xperia SL be?

What could the Sony Xperia SL be?


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posted on 02 Jul 2012, 08:52 2

1. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


I hope it has an 4.7' HD Screen, a quad-core processor, 12MP Full HD Camera, solid build quality and Android 4.1.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:37 1

5. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


4.7''? i dont think so.. maybe 4.5''.. Quad core? highly unlikely, maybe S4.. the others i agree.. if this is just a upgrade, screen size MIGHT not change and it definitely won't be quad core

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:52 3

6. r41nier (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


It will just be a refresh. Same as Xperia S (4.3" 720p) but with Snapdragon S4 (or S4 Pro).

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:04 4

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


We Asians use international bands unlike AT&T or tmobile

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:15

11. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


AT&T uses the same bands that you guys do, this isn't news to anyone. Tmobile is a different story.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 01:51

14. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


in Philippines, 2100 band is used... at&t and t-mobile has it right?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:36

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I have absolutely no problems at all with the current Xperia S so if it is an upgrade all I would like to see is the same specs but with Snapdragon S4 chipset!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:36

4. Taylenism (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


That would be awesome.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 10:14

7. ryq24 (Posts: 484; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


xperia s already available in asia. i hope its the international version of xperia gx with jelly bean. wishful thinking!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 10:28 2

8. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


s4 chipset and capacitive touch in the transparent strip would be a perfect upgrade! :)

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 10:56

9. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


IMO that will use a Dual Core 28nm Novathor CPU along with PowerVR Series 6 G6200 GPU.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 12:05 1

10. Miquel_1987 (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I hope it's an upgrade : Bigger screen, quadcore cpu, bigger RAM and better menu,back,home buttons response and android jelly bean :) :). thas all i hope for sony

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:16

12. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Where's this quad core chip gonna come from? Qualcomm hasn't said anything about a quad core chip moving out soon, and they damn sure aren't gonna start using Samsung chips overnight.
Temper your expectations a little...

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 18:06 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6369; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I like how SONY is keeping promises on their upgrades on their hand sets unlike some manufacteure

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