Photos of the rumored Sony Xperia SL have been leaked online by an anonymous tipster Thursday, August 2.While it wasn’t known if the photos were the official press shots of the device or not, it has been published by GSM Arena as an exclusive report claiming a tipster allegedly sent the photos to them.
Nevertheless, the shots look legit and confirmed previous reports that it would simply be a slight bump from Sony Xperia S.
Xperia SL Unofficial Specs
Specs-wise, Xperia SL is the same as with Xperia S only that it has a slightly overclocked processor. That said, here are the key specs of this device;
Processor. It would still sport the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset, a dual-core CPU which is popularly known to come at 1.5 GHz clockspeed. A slight bump to this would give us 1.7GHz speed but that means overclocking it. The 200MHz may not be enough for many to notice a slight difference in processing, it is nonetheless an upgrade.
Memory. Xperia SL was previously rumored to come with 1GB RAM and that’s the highest memory Sony can give to its devices. Just like the previous version, it would also come with 32GB internal memory but without a microSD slot; upgrading is not an option here.
Display. A 4.3-incher LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen, like that of Xperia S, will also be seen on this device. Other display features include 720 x 1280 pixels resolution plus Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and the Timescape user interface.
Camera. Xperia SL would also come with a 12-megapixel camera with LED flash as the primary while the front-facing cam has 1.3 megapixels. The rear-facing camera can record full HD video at [email protected] with video stabilizer and video light features.
OS. Fortunately, Xperia SL will be sporting Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and not Gingerbread like the Xperia S.
Pricing & Availability. For now, there is no information as to when the release date of this device would be but tech enthusiasts believe this device will be offered at the same price as the Xperia S. While there is a little upgrade on the specs, they are not enough to make this handset more expensive than the one already released.
Basically, the clear differences between the previous model and the upcoming one are the processor and operating system. Other than these two, everything is the same. However, Sony is yet to confirm these specs, so until such time the company releases the official word, we can’t really be sure what’s to come. Here are the photos published on GSMArena.
Source: GSM Arena