Sony Xperia neo L no longer a China-exclusive phone, to be released globally soon

May 31, 2012
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    Announced way back in March as coming exclusively to China, it seems that the Sony Xperia neo L will be made available worldwide after all. The 4-incher has just made its appearance on Sony’s global website and that can only mean one thing – Chinese tech enthusiasts on a budget will not be the only ones to enjoy the Xperia neo L’s curves and great looks.

    I already mentioned the magic word (“budget”), but the truth is we don’t know how much will the neo L cost anywhere in the world. On the other hand, based on the phone’s tech specs and features, it’s pretty safe to assume that you won’t have to clear your bank accounts to get it.

    Sporting a 4-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 854 x 480 pixels resolution and scratch-resistant surface, the neo L will only pack a single-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 205 GPU.

    The processing department puts this little guy way behind most mid-range phones out there, but fortunately, the rest of the features are not that bad. The 512 MB of RAM and the 1 GB of on-board storage could still disappoint you a bit, but the 5 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash and the xLoud audio enhancement technology are nice to have, to say the least. There’s also Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, which is a luxury that not even some high-end phones offer just yet.

    Other than that, you’ll get your standard microSD card slot, Wifi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, a microUSB 2.0 port, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The Xperia neo L looks dressed to impress, with some really sexy curves and an overall original and fashionable look.

    Weighing in at 131.5 grams and measuring 12.2 mm in thickness, the neo L is not exactly the lightest or the thinnest smartphone around, but it’s not very bulky either. It will also come in two differently “painted” versions (black and white), both looking equally elegant, if you ask us.

    There are no details about the Sony Xperia neo L’s availability and we don’t even know if it will make its way to the US or will only hit the Asian and European markets. However, we should get a hold of a couple of those details very soon, so, if the neo L has made you the least bit curious, you’ll want to keep in touch with our website. Would you ever consider getting it? Drop us a line in the comments section and let us know!

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