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

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

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Xperia SL
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 26 GB



1. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

5. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 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

6. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

We Asians use international bands unlike AT&T or tmobile

11. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

14. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

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

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 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!

4. Taylenism

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

That would be awesome.

7. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

9. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

10. Miquel_1987

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 13, 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

12. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 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...

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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