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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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