Sony Xperia SL found on Sony website with dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm S3 doing the heavy lifting
posted by Alan F. / Aug 19, 2012, 1:16 AM
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.
source: Sony via Engadget
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This is a VERY minor upgrade to the Xperia S... Just an extra 200 MHz clock speed. I don't know if Xperia S owners should be mad that Sony released a slightly upgraded model, or just not care because it's such a small enhancement, and they can do it themselves pretty easily.
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 1:22 AM 4
I wouldnt be mad if i was them because this is not big enough to be mad over....I SOOO wish they would of made this phone with the S4 but hey thats another vain wish now isnt it? :(
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 1:35 AM 0
yea but for the people who'd rather that S4 processor on a 4.3 inch phone and not 4.6 or above, this phone would be perfect......and its frustrating because alot of people still rather 4 to 4.3 inches over those big phones but somehow arent getting the top notch specs with that size.....and overclocking does not help one bit, it actually is like a slap in the face more than helping people....
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 2:28 AM 1
aaaaaaa yea man I seen the SX and lets just say its not in the size range of what I was talkin about....lol The SX is honestly hella small and almost looks like a toy phone to be frank with you....Its 3.7 inches but they made it SOOO narrow that the phone looks smaller than the iphone!! And the iphone is 3.5 inches..... :( SO what the hell is sony doing?? I love em (as you can see by my avatar and name) but they just need to get things in "order" seriously.....
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 3:31 AM 0
Yea but you are missing the point...You can not just make a phone for one particular group or audience.....Why? because their is a wider and broader view out there that needs to be tended too...This is a "business" lol and doing things like making a product for particularly women and maybe even kids.....will, in the long run leave BEHIND the competition! Why? because the competition is making products for EVERYONE! lol plain and simple man, so making the SX 3.7 inches was not a bad idea but making it sooo narrow that it looks as if its 3.2 inches. was a very bad idea (in the big scheme of things that is) If you make a product for women then the end result of your success and income will be solely depended on "women"..... When the idea is to appeal to MEN, WOMEN, TEENAGERS, AND KIDS alike.....See what im saying?
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 4:03 AM 0
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You forgot that Sony produces other high end phones with S4 processor and HD screens? -__- They just got every body covered with their phones; The Women, The Men, Business people, Teenagers, People who can't afford a high end phone and athletes...
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 4:35 AM 0
SMH...... nevermind dude ........Sony has yet to release a phone with a S4 in it, although those are coming in the upcoming months they will still mostly appeal to people who like larger sized phones....4.6 and above......
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 6:19 AM 0
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I think this phone was made to get rid of inventory of the s3 chips at a discount. If the off contract price shows that than it might be a good midrange phone. I thinke that to make a good midrange phone do what apple does and just make the midrange phones have the hardware that the high end phones had a year before. I don't know if that is what is going on but I bet that the s4 chips have to be feeling the shortage of availability with the suposed lack of Kraft 28nm things that were suposed to be in short supply untill the beginning of next year. I would not get this phone but it is being released in a different market than I but if it was released on Verizon I would not even consider it but it would not make me mad that they released it unless like I said it was a midrange phone that you could buy for 3 or 4 hundred odd contract I just would to care about it like most lg phones out for Verizon.
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 12:35 PM 0
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I sent this in to engadget gsmarena and Phonearena and even xperiablog but no one credited me i am never gonna send such tips to any websites! :( :| :P
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 1:24 AM 2
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At least they all are equal opportunity ignorers.
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 3:33 AM 1
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just processor updated abt 0,2 mhz
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 1:26 AM 0
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posted on Aug 19, 2012, 12:54 PM 0
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