Sony Announces Xperia SP Android Smartphone (Specs, Pics, Video)

March 18, 2013

If the affordable Sony Xperia L doesn’t do it for, perhaps you’d be more interested in the mid-range Xperia SP, which was also announced today as a new addition to the 2013 Xperia family.

Designed with a precision crafted co-molded aluminium frame, the Xperia SP features a 4.6-inch 720p HD Reality display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of flash storage expandable via microSD card slot, an 8 megapixel fast-capture Exmor RS for Mobile camera with HDR for picture and 1080p HD video recording functions, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, one-touch mirroring, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While these specs may reflect a mid-range device by today’s standards, they were typical for high-end phones this time last year.

The Sony Xperia SP will be available in Black, White-Silver and Red color options when it’s released in Q2 2013. Full specs, images and promo videos after the break.

Sony Xperia SP Specifications

On the inside
Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1.7 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8960Pro Dual Core

Design and display
4.6″, 1280 x 720 pixels, 16,777,216 colour display
Shatter proof sheet on Corning Gorilla glass
Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
Screenshot capturing
Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
Glove mode
Light effects
Transparent / Aluminium frame

Camera and video
8 megapixel camera with auto focus
16x digital zoom
Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
HD video recording (1080p)
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Scene recognition, Face detection and Smile detection
HDR for picture
Sweep Panorama
Flash – pulsed LED and photo light
Superior auto
Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
Image capture, supported format: JPEG
Video playback, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, MKV, MPEG2-TS, MPEG-4, WEBM
Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4

Connectivity and communication
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
MHL Support
Media Go
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support, USB charging and USB High speed 2.0 support
Native USB tethering
Screen mirroring
Xperia Link
Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google Sync and SyncML

PlayStation Certified
Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
Video streaming
TV launcher
Motions gaming
3D games
Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, AVI, 3GPP, MP4, MKV, MPEG-TS, SMF, WAV, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
FM Radio with RDS
xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
“WALKMAN” application
TrackID music recognition
3D surround sound
Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)

Pre-loaded applications
Google Chrome
Google Play
Google Voice Search
Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude

Flash memory: Up to 8 GB**
Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 32 GB

UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) Mhz
UMTS HSPA+ 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II) (not available in all markets)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE Bands 1, 2, 4 and 5 (not available in all markets)
LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 20 (not available in all markets)

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