New colour trims of Sony Xperia SL spotted, shows it means business

It’s ePrice once again with another leak from Sony’s camp and this time, we have new colour trims of the Xperia SL. Previously spotted in blue and pink, the new leaked picture shows the phone in black, silver and white shades as well, for the grownups. We still don’t have too many details about the phone, but from the name itself it feels like a successor to the Xperia S with a faster processor. This won’t be Sony's flagship phone as that spot will be taken up by the Xperia ‘Hayabusa’ or LT29i which will sport a 13MP camera and a larger screen.

New colour trims

New colour trims


The Xperia SL leaked earlier this month in a log sheet, which showed a new model, LT26ii. If the phone is going to be based on the Xperia S, then the specifications shouldn’t be too different from the current model. The only thing different would be a faster CPU that’s rumoured to run around 1.7GHz. The chipset used is said to be a Qualcomm MSM8260 SoC but that could change by the time the phone launches. These are the current specifications of the Xperia S, which should also be the same for the SL:

  • 4.3 inch display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi (Hot spot), Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • NFC, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 12 megapixel BSI Sensor (Rear) with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
  • HDMI for AV out

We’ve already reviewed the Xperia S, which is currently priced at Rs. 29,000, and here’s what we had to say about the device, "The Xperia S is unlike any other flagship phone we’ve seen from Sony Ericsson in the past and represents a bold new direction for the company. The phone has a beautiful build and feels premium and packed to the gills with features. However, it’s far from perfect. There are some sensitivity issues with the capacitive buttons, camera performs poorly in low-light indoor shooting and the microSIM is annoying. However, at this price, it’s certainly one of the better options compared to the Sensation XE. If you can live with these little issues then we recommend the Xperia S for its beautiful screen, great design, good camera (for outdoor shooting) and feature rich app selection out-of-the-box."
There’s still no telling when Sony will make it official, but IFA is just around the corner where we expect Sony to unveil the Xperia J and the LT29i, so it may just unveil it during the event later this month.

Published Date: Aug 02, 2012 11:09 am | Updated Date: Aug 02, 2012 11:09 am