With the high-end smartphone niche fully covered by the beautiful Xperia Z and ZL, all that Sony needed to make 2013 look like the most promising year ever was a little something something for the entry-level and mid-range sectors.
Meet the Sony Xperia SP, the not-so-modest little brother of the impressive Xperia Z and ZL. This fellow has been making the rumor rounds for a couple of months now, but has become official earlier today and is due out in Europe and Asia “from Q2 2013”.
Know how we’ve always said the Xperia ZL is wrongly being considered inferior to the Z? Well, for once, someone seems to agree with us.
It was only a week ago we heard the first reports of Jelly Bean rolling out to the humble J, with the more impressive TL getting the same butter treatment a couple of days back.
Although some Xperia TL users on AT&T reported getting the smooth and buttery Android 4.1.2 bump ever since two weeks ago, the carrier has only made the upgrade official earlier today.
Sony didn’t want to steal any of Xperia Z’s thunder at MWC, which is why the expected L and SP weren’t unveiled, but now is as good a time as any for the mid-range duo to debut.
We know, Sony’s Xperia Z is all the rage at the moment, what with its waterproofing and all, but the ZL deserves a turn in the spotlight too.
With only two phone launches in the first couple of months of 2013, Sony’s alphabet soup was starting to get stale. Fortunately, the Xperia makers seem to have caught that right on time and are now prepping to add some spices with a new L.
It’s great to be Sony nowadays, with the impressive Xperia Z phone proving even more popular than expected as it’s slowly making its way to the world.
In some respects, Samsung may be bigger than Android, and is often a “go to” handset for many consumers. Samsung, however, is increasingly becoming less an ally of Android and more a potential foe.