Sony has had a pretty epic year so far with devices like the Sony Xperia Z and Tablet Z paving the way for a potential Sony comeback. Not wanting to leave it at that, Sony has already released several devices that build on the design aesthetics and features of the Z Series, such as the Xperia ZR and Xperia A. Now comes the new Sony Xperia UL.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the Xperia UL. Previous rumors pegged the Xperia UL as a Xperia ZL-like handset that would see an upgrade to the Snapdragon 600 processor. The aesthetic rumors were right on, but in reality the UL actually bares a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro.
Processor aside, the Sony Xperia UL is a very capable handset with 2GB RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU, 16GB internal storage and a 2,300 mAh battery. Some of the other specs include a 5-inch 1080p display, NFC, IPX5/8 and IP5X water/dust resistance, IR-port and a 13MP back cam capable of taking burst photos at up to 15 frames per second. There is also a dedicated camera button found on the UL, which is a nice extra that at least sets it apart a little from its Xperia Z brethren.
Not surprisingly, Sony has no plans for the Xperia UL outside of Japan. We have no word on pricing at the moment, but we can tell you it will arrive on May 25th through KDDI and NTT Docomo with a choice of three colors: white, black and hot pink.