Last month, a database belonging to the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology leaked an upgrade to the Sony Xperia S called the Sony Xperia SL
. The device was said to be coming to market with a dual-core processor overclocked at 1.7GHz
and be available in black, white, pink and blue. The model was listed as the LT26ii versus the LT26i of the Sony Xperia S.
Now, Sony's website has confirmed the existence of the Sony Xperia SL
and has revealed the specs for the model starting with the 4.3 inch scratch resistant Bravia Engine display with resolution of 720 x 1280. Under the hood will be a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 processor with 1GB of RAM on board. Native storage is 27.8GB which actually leaves 25.8GB available to the user. On back is a 12.1MP camera with AF and LED flash that captures video in 1080p. A 1.3MP front facing camera takes self-portraits and enables video chat. Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.
In other words, the Sony Xperia SL is the same as the Sony Xperia S
with the faster processor, updated OS and two new colors (pink and silver, not blue) to go along with the original black and white colors for the Sony Xperia S. There is no word when this GSM model will launch or how much it will cost. At least now we know the device is for real and gives those with a hankering for some upgraded Sony Xperia lovin' something to look forward to.