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Sony Xperia SP makes a cameo, to be Xperia V’s larger pal

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Sony Xperia SP makes a cameo, to be Xperia V’s larger pal
The Sony Xperia SP is likely to become one of the stars of the upcoming Mobile World Congress but leaksters won’t wait until the show kicks off in a couple of weeks and the device now makes a cameo in blurry pictures, but clear enough to see it will likely be a 4.5-inch device similar to the Xperia V.

The Xperia SP, previously appearing as the Sony C530X, or the Sony HuaShan, is pictured right next to the Xperia V and while the size difference between the two is minimal, the SP is clearly the slightly larger device. This means the screen is also larger than the 4.3 incher on the Xperia V, and it could be a 4.5-inch display. We’ve earlier heard rumors of the SP coming with a 720 screen.

Whispers also say the device will feature a similar dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T processor clocked at 1.7GHz, but the graphics will be bumped up to Adreno 320. The operating system is - of course - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Designwise, the Xperia SP has the signature Sony silvery power/lock button on the side, a feature that makes newer Sony devices stand out. The handset is said to come with a plastic back. Good news is 4G LTE connectivity seems to have been included giving this a chance to launch stateside. The model you see below is exactly the LTE-enabled one (C5303), and there will be two other versions, the C5302 and C5306.

In either case, pictures speak better than words, so take a look below and stay tuned for MWC 2013 - we’ll be there covering the biggest mobile show as it happens.

source: Android-hilfe via Xperia Blog

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posted on 06 Feb 2013, 09:55 16

1. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


just perfect :)

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 11:31 1

9. Mittal (Posts: 426; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


First SONY delays launching Xperia T then they announce the Z well in time which makes sure the T does not do well (not to forget the screw up with the ION launch delay)
Now they are launching this one so that no one buys the already hard to find V
On top of that this pathetic nomenclature they are following
I am a SONY fan (mostly for the SOny Ericsson time), but i am not fully confident in what is happening currently

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 12:18

11. emadshiny (Posts: 1091; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


it is about two month that Experia T is available and V is released, its about 2 weeks now. this will be introduced late February and then it will be available for April/ May (maybe). so what is wrong with Sony's scheduling. and of course Z has nothing to do with this one. Z is a flagship and this one a mid-ranger.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 02:46

18. Mittal (Posts: 426; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


u r right on that perhaps but now since folks know that the Z will launch with a flagship status and price, will they not wait for it rather than buy a T right now?
So practically T got the limelight for a very short duration.
They could not cash in on the T's potential because of its late launch
The current top dog Samsung released the s3 well in time, gives very good limelight time to its flagships, and only THEN brings out the next best thing.
Now starting with the Z, if Sony can bring it to markets in decent time, then it can start posing as a serious contender again!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 02:57 1

19. emadshiny (Posts: 1091; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


but their price are not comparable. there are lots of people who want a mid-range phone with a affordable price instead of a flagship with high one.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 09:57 16

2. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


sony can't be stopped!!

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 09:59 9

3. itsjustJOH (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


I wonder why most leaked photos of future devices are blurry.
Anyway, I'd be happy if that transparent bar at the bottom lights up like Xperia U. And the display seems to be better compared to V, deeper blacks.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 10:08

5. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Do you seriously think they can take pictures of these phones with bulky DSLR's/digicams? Or with camera flash?

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 10:31

7. itsjustJOH (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Uh, what? Can't they?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 00:09 2

16. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


No of course not /facepalm

This isn't official yet is it? It's a leak right? You know if they get caught taking photos of unreleased phones they will most likely get sacked from their jobs.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 20:34

20. itsjustJOH (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


They "can", but they "won't". /facepalm

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 21:23

21. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Same difference. The point is they wanna keep their jobs.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 10:07 11

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


o wow......these specs will go great with the size of this phone... hmmmmm i gotta see more of this one!

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 10:15 7

6. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Glad I didn't get the Xperia V yet. Looks like it has a better screen as well.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 10:58 4

8. lovefist (unregistered)


ahh, 2013 will be the time i jump on sony bandwagon, this will be my first sony device. everything is an upgrade of my GS2. hope the back's got the matte plastic finish of the xperia s, coz my white GS2 is slipping when im using both hands to type.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 11:52 1

10. Captain_Doug (Posts: 736; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


So much bezel...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 00:10 4

17. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Compared to the V, Z10, iPhone 5, heck even the TX/T that looks like a smaller bezel to me.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 18:25

12. pyradark (Posts: 712; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


looks like the 2nd gen of NXT line!! yehey!!!
Sony is making good-great looking phones this year

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 19:49

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5649; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Sony always make great LOW END devices designs

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 21:33

14. Taters (Posts: 2395; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


If they designed this just like the Z I would have bought it. Sounds like they cheaped out though with the back cover. Too bad because this phone should perform better than the Z since it uses the same internals but pushes less pixels.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 23:58

15. Lyngdoh (Posts: 212; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


We'll know more about this at MWC.

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