Mobile World Congress is going to kick off in just a few days, which means the rumor mills are churning away at a furious pace. This latest one, courtesy of the Xperia Blog, is about a Sony smartphone that would have been awesome in 2012, but in 2013 it’s just “meh”. It’s called the Xpera SP and it has a 4.6 inch 720p screen, quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, it has an 8 megapixel camera, and that’s about all we can tell. It’s supposed to weigh 155 grams, making it heavier than Sony’s 5 inch ZL, and it’s supposedly going to measure 130.6 mm x 67.1 mm x 9.98 mm, which again, makes it roughly the same size as the ZL.
Should you buy this thing? No. Absolutely not. We don’t even have to touch it to tell you that. The SP has roughly the same specs as Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Do you know how cheap the S3 is going to be when the S4 hits the market?
This isn’t the first time Sony has done this. They introduced the dual core Xperia ion when everyone was introducing quad core phones. Now they’re introducing this thing, the SP, about a year too late. The only thing that can save the SP, in our eyes, is a price tag that’s absurdly low. Knowing Sony though, we severally doubt that’s going to happen.
What else will Sony announce at MWC? We don’t really know. The Japanese company showed off their 2013 flagships at CES, so there’s no real point in announcing yet another high end device, right? Or maybe they’re going to show off that rumored 6.44 inch 1080p phablet? We’ll find out soon enough.