Sony Xperia SL found on Sony website with dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm S3 doing the heavy lifting

Sony Xperia SL found on Sony website with dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm S3 doing the heavy lifting
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.

source: Sony via Engadget


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Xperia SL
  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 26GB,
  • OS Android 4.0.4

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37 Comments

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And you guys complain bout SONY needs a QUAD CORE. see how much you can do with only a dual core. and like i said again or in this case SONY says they don't need a QUAD CORE PROCESSOR

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow.. what a waste. an S3 crapdragon at 1.7ghz? better have a 2700mah battery to last half a day. whoever buys this needs to buy like 3 extra batteries.

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Does the Xperia S/SL have on screen nav keys? Looks like the dots are there in the gallery. Just looking for confirmation.

14. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

nope if they do that what is the led bar useful for apart from antanna

8. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

This is ridiculous - what's the point of releasing this? Arc S offered faster HSPA beside faster processor over original Arc- this one comes with just faster (yet last gen.) CPU. Sony seriously needs to bring out the international version of S4 powered GX ASAP.

10. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Bro, they're releasing 3 phones with Snapdragon S4 at IFA. The point of the Xperia SL is to give you a 400 MHZ Cpu bump, two new colors and ICS out of the box for the same price...

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

just processor updated abt 0,2 mhz

29. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

200 mhz

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

0.2 ghz! :)

32. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

200000khz even! ...but def not not 0.2mhz

35. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

ok whatever

3. sadaff

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

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

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

At least they all are equal opportunity ignorers.

26. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I fwd an email from a Motorola Executive manager that lost his job when Google was about to cut 4000. He had been with Moto for 12+ years. Awesome letter. PA ignored it :/

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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.

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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? :(

7. sadaff

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

They already have 3 S4 devices for future so according to me this device is perfect! :)

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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....

13. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Sony also insured that users who prefer less than 4 inches get top specs with the Xperia SX. 305 PPI, S4, stunning design, 12 MP camera and 1 GB of RAM.

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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.....

17. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

A lot of people (Ladies specially) prefer small, stylish phones. Sony has made a beast inside a small phone --- Compare it to a Porche 911, if you know what I mean.

19. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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?

21. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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...

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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......

30. oister85 unregistered

I know what you saying man. I don't know what Sony is thinking. They are looking for bankrupt mistakes after mistakes, that's why Samsung took is first place for technology innovation

34. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Honestly it needs to appeal to teenagers, because they tell their parents what is best.

18. smallworld

Posts: 535; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

The xperia gx and xperia s have the same size.

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

the Gx is 4.6 inches and the Xperia S is 4.3 inches man

27. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

The One S has it... and i want it sooo bad !!

33. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahah indeed...... :)

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