An anonymous tipster has sent GSMArena new snaps of the Sony XPERIA SL. The tipster has also confirmed the handset’s specs.
The XPERIA SL is expected to sport a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and 32GB of storage. It will look exactly like its predecessor the XPERIA S. The only differences in appearance are purple and pink casings.
Like the XPERIA S, the SL will sport a 4.3-inch display. Although this display is bigger compared to the 3.5-inch display on the iPhone 4S, it is smaller in comparison the massive 4.8-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S3.
If you’re expecting the XPERIA SL to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), you might be disappointed. According to rumours, the handset will ship running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The handset is expected to be officially unveiled towards the end of this month.
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Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has already rolled out to Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation XE. It has also rolled out to unlocked versions of the Sony XPERIA S, but what about handsets locked to a network?
If you purchased an XPERIA S from O2, Orange, and T-Mobile, these network operators are yet to announce when they will be rolling out the ICS update for the handset. Vodafone is the only network that does not offer the handset. The only network that has rolled out the ICS update for the XPERIA S is Three. The update is available via PC Companion software, which means you’ll have to plug the phone into your PC.
Wondering when Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolling out to your Sony XPERIA S locked to a network other than Three? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.