Sony Xperia SP makes a cameo, to be Xperia V’s larger pal

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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21 Comments

1. bakhtawar

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

just perfect :)

9. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

11. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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.

18. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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!

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

but their price are not comparable. there are lots of people who want a mid-range phone with a affordable price instead of a flagship with high one.

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

sony can't be stopped!!

3. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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.

5. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Do you seriously think they can take pictures of these phones with bulky DSLR's/digicams? Or with camera flash?

7. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Uh, what? Can't they?

16. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

No of course not /facepalm This isn't official yet is it? It's a leak right? You know if they get caught taking photos of unreleased phones they will most likely get sacked from their jobs.

20. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

They "can", but they "won't". /facepalm

21. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Same difference. The point is they wanna keep their jobs.

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

o wow......these specs will go great with the size of this phone... hmmmmm i gotta see more of this one!

6. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Glad I didn't get the Xperia V yet. Looks like it has a better screen as well.

8. lovefist unregistered

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.

10. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So much bezel...

17. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Compared to the V, Z10, iPhone 5, heck even the TX/T that looks like a smaller bezel to me.

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

looks like the 2nd gen of NXT line!! yehey!!! Sony is making good-great looking phones this year

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sony always make great LOW END devices designs

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

15. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

We'll know more about this at MWC.

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