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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.
Soon after the Sony unveiled the XPERIA S, one of two phones to drop the Ericsson branding, at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, O2 and Three were quick to announce that they would be selling the handset in the UK. Now, there is yet another network operator that has confirmed to be selling the new smartphone on British shores. This is T-Mobile.
Despite announcing that they would be selling the smartphone, they failed to mention when exactly the phone would be headed over here or how much they would be selling the handset. An online retailer has announced that they would be making the phone available in March. We can only guess that network operators would be selling it by then.
Since the Japanese tech giant Sony has purchased the Swedish Ericsson’s half of the Sony Ericsson partnership, the Sony XPERIA S was one of two phones to drop the Ericsson branding. The other handset to do this is the XPERIA Ion. Unfortunately, the Ion will not be landing in the UK due to its support for 4G networks.
The XPERIA S is a monster of a handset. It sports a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It rocks a whopping 12 megapixel rear-facing camera that can record videos in 1080p. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera that can record videos in 720p. It packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor just like the HTC Sensation XE. Unfortunately, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powers the handset, with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) coming sometime during the second half of the year.
Eager to get your hands on the Sony XPERIA S from T-Mobile? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.