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Sony Xperia SP: SIM-free price and launch date emerges

Sony has announced the Sony Xperia SP and Sony Xperia L, mid-range additions to it’s Android smartphone range.

The Sony Xperia SP is the more advanced of the pair, with a co-moulded aluminium frame available in white, red and black. It has a 4.6-inch Reality Display screen with a HD resolution of  720p screen, 4G and NFC. On board there’s an 8-megapixel camera with Sony’s Exmor RS for mobile sensor and HDR mode.

Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Both of our new models benefit from Sony’s proven innovation and engineering expertise – whether you want to enjoy premium HD quality entertainment over 4G LTE on our mid-range Xperia SP or capture every moment in perfect detail with our more affordable Xperia L.”

Check out the video below to find out more about the phone.

Sony hasn’t confirmed offical UK pricing for the phone, but the first SIM-free pricing has been revealed as £339.99 from Expansys, where the phone will be available from early May.
 

Sony Xperia SP press shot

 

What features does the Sony Xperia SP have?
 

  Sony Xperia SP specifications
Operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Screen: 4.6-inch 720p HD Reality Display
Processor: 1.7GHz dual-core processor
RAM: 1GB
Camera: 8-megapixel/VGA front/1080p HD movie capture
Storage: 8GB, microSD skot
Connectivity: 4G, NFC, N WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, A-GPS
Battery: 2370mAh
Weight/dimensions: 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm/155g

 

Where does the Sony Xperia SP sit in Sony’s line-up?

The Sony Xperia SP sits under the Sony Xperia Z in the Xperia range and above the Sony Xperia L. With a dual-core processor it rivals the 4G- ready HTC One XL.

How much will the Sony Xperia SP cost?

There’s no news on UK prices yet, but it will be cheaper than the Xperia Z, which costs around £450-£519 SIM-free, so we’d expect it to launch at around £400 SIM-free, possibly less.

UPDATE (19/3/13): Expansys has revealed it will be selling the white phone for £339.99 SIM-free.


When does the Sony Xperia SP launch?

The Sony Xperia SP will be available in Q2 2013, we’ll update this piece with network availability when we get it. Expansys states it will be selling the phone from early May.
 

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