Sony Xperia SL: small upgrade of the 12-megapixel smartphone

Six months after its launch at CES and at MWC 2012, Sony Mobile is upgrading its flagship. The new “Xperia SL” is actually a slightly faster variant of the Xperia S.

The Xperia S and SL are identical aesthetically

While most smartphone manufacturers have recently introduced high-end models with quad-core chips, Sony fills more or less the delay in raising the frequency of the dual-chip heart of an existing model. and changing from one SoC Qualcomm MSM8260 1.5GHz on the Xperia S at the same Snapdragon S3 clocked at 1.7 GHz on the “Xperia SL.”

Incidentally, the newcomer is based on the original Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while his predecessors for the 2012 collection had started with Android 2.3 Gingerbread before being recently updated.

The “SL” is otherwise completely identical to its big brother. We find particularly exposed to the backlight 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, HD screen (1280 x 720 pixels) 4.3-inch scratch resistant, 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory storage.

No information was given yet as to its marketing.