Sony Xperia SP makes a cameo, to be Xperia V’s larger pal
posted by Victor H. / Feb 06, 2013, 9:51 AM
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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just perfect :)
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 9:55 AM 16
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 11:31 AM 1
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 12:18 PM 0
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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 Feb 07, 2013, 2:46 AM 0
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 9:59 AM 9
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Do you seriously think they can take pictures of these phones with bulky DSLR's/digicams? Or with camera flash?
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 10:08 AM 0
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 Feb 06, 2013, 10:58 AM 4
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So much bezel...
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 11:52 AM 1
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 9:33 PM 0
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