Xperia™ SP & Xperia™ L – two newest additions that broaden Sony device range [video]

Today, we’re introducing the Xperia™ SP & Xperia™ L, two new models joining the Xperia™ range of premium smartphones. Xperia™ SP comes with a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Plus dual core processor with the Adreno 320 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 4.6” HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), LTE, NFC, GLONASS, Battery STAMINA mode, and an 8MP camera with HDR for picture.  Xperia™ L offers a 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Plus dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4.3” FWVGA display, Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), NFC, Battery STAMINA mode, and an 8MP camera with HDR for picture and movie. The new Xperia™ SP and Xperia™ L will both be available from Q2 2013. Get more specs after the jump.


Xperia™ SP – dual core, 4.6” HD Reality Display with 8 MP camera, Glove Mode, NFC, and LTE
In Xperia™ SP, you’ll find the MSM8960 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro platform, with a Krait 1.7 GHz asynchronous dual core processor. The Snapdragon S4 class of processors is the first mobile processor to be manufactured using the latest 28nm process technology that provides advantages in frequency scaling, power consumption, and size reduction.

Xperia™ SP, front and back, in white colour.

Xperia™ SP, front and back, in white colour.

Xperia™ SP also comes with a 4.6” full HD 1280x720p Reality Display and an 8MP camera with Exmor RS™ and HDR (High dynamic range) imaging for pictures. With the HDR function of the Exmor RS™ image sensor, you can get both good exposure and vivid contrasts for great photos and videos. Learn more about this functionality in our HDR article.  Another added feature is the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, which is an evolution of the Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 is a high quality image engine that delivers an even better viewing experience than before by adding a new real-time contrast optimisation and improved sharpness enhancement on top of high quality colour management and noise reduction. Get more info on the technology in our Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 article. Xperia™ SP also incorporates Superior Auto technology used in Sony Cyber-shot™ digital cameras. Superior Auto intelligently detects scenes (up to nine scenes), sets most optimal settings for still image, and applies best image processing including layered technology (up to four photos), making it easy to get the best shot even in a dark or backlight scene.

You’ll also find the glove mode feature in Xperia SP, allowing access to the touch screen even with gloves on. Glove mode is an extension of the Floating touch technology, which lets you highlight the links in the web browser without even touching the screen. Learn more about the technology in our glove mode video and glove mode blog post.

Xperia™ SP also has NFC for One-touch connectivity – one simple pairing step for sharing photos, music, and more, wirelessly across smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices. For more info on how NFC works, read our technical article about NFC. What’s more, Xperia™ SP includes Battery STAMINA Mode, a customisable battery-saving feature that detects when the screen is off and shuts down battery-draining apps you don’t need, then starts them up again when the screen is back on.

Joining our growing list of LTE-enabled smartphones, Xperia™ SP comes with LTE for the fastest download and browsing (in markets where the technology is available). Read more about LTE in our LTE coverage for Xperia article. Finally, Xperia™ SP has a unique ‘transparent element’ element that can be personalised to change colour when notifying you of incoming messages and calls, or set to pulse to the beat of your music.

Xperia™ L – dual core, 4.3” FWVGA display with 8 MP camera, and NFC
Xperia™ L comes with the MSM8230 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro platform, with a Krait 1 GHz asynchronous dual core processor. It carries a 4.3” FWVGA (Full Wide Video Graphics Array) display along with an 8 MP fast capture camera. Like Xperia™ SP, Xperia™ L also features an Exmor RS™ sensor and HDR imaging for picture and video, allowing you to take sharp, clear photos in lowlight and strongly backlit conditions.

And as with Xperia™ SP, Xperia™ L also has NFC connectivity and Battery STAMINA Mode, allowing one-touch functions with other NFC-enabled devices for easy pairing and sharing of music and photos between devices, and improved battery life, respectively.

Xperia™ L, front and back, in white colour.

Xperia™ L, front and back, in white colour.

Develop Xperia™ games, apps and custom app extensions
A wide range of Sony developer tools, tips, and tutorials are available for Xperia™ SP and Xperia™ L. Since these phones come with Small Apps functionality – special, mini apps that can run on top of other applications – you can use the Sony Add-on SDK to create your own Small Apps. With the Sony Add-on SDK, you can also create extensions that enhance the capabilities of the Music Infinite API in the in-built “WALKMAN” music player app, a signature app in every Xperia™ smartphone. Plus, the Sony Add-on SDK also includes the option to develop apps for Sony SmartWatch and Sony SmartWireless Headset pro. If you’re a game developer, check out our handy game developer tips on how to create quality games and ensure a good user experience.

Availability and colours
Xperia™ SP and Xperia™ ZL will be available worldwide from Q2 2013. The available colours are white, red, and black.

The hard facts – Xperia™ SP & Xperia™ L key technical specifications:

Xperia™ SP features: Xperia™ L features:
  • 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro Dual Core Processor.
  • Adreno 320 GPU.
  • 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm.
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20).
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD™.
  • Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2.
  • 3D Surround Sound.
  • xLOUD Entertainment.
  • 4.6” display.
  • 1280×720 pixels.
  • 8 MP camera resolution.
  • 16x digital zoom.
  • HDR for picture.
  • Exmor RS™.
  • Front camera (VGA).
  • Ambient light sensor.
  • Accelerometer.
  • Gyroscope.
  • Proximity sensor.
  • aGPS1.
  • Bluetooth™.
  • GLONASS1.
  • LTE1.
  • MHL support.
  • NFC.
  • Screen mirroring.
  • Glove mode.
  • DLNA Certified®.
  • PlayStation® Certified.
  • Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
  • PlayNow™ service1.
  • Sony Entertainment Network2.
  • TrackID™ music recognition1.
  • Media Go™.
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 Dual Core Processor.
  • 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm.
  • For C2105 – UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII,), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • For C2104 – UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV, 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD™.
  • xLOUD Entertainment.
  • 4.3” display.
  • 854×480 pixels.
  • 8 MP camera resolution.
  • 4x digital zoom.
  • HDR for picture and video.
  • Exmor RS™.
  • Front camera (VGA).
  • Accelerometer.
  • Ambient light sensor3.
  • Magnetometer.
  • Proximity sensor.
  • aGPS1.
  • Bluetooth™.
  • NFC.
  • Screen mirroring.
  • Play Anywhere.
  • DLNA Certified®.
  • PlayStation® Certified.
  • Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
  • PlayNow™ service1.
  • Sony Entertainment Network2.
  • TrackID™ music recognition1.
  • Media Go™.

1 This service may not be available in every market.
2 Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited is not available in every market. Separate subscription required. Additional terms and conditions apply.

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  1. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #1

    Когда планируется реализация новых моделей Xperia sp если она вообще будет?

  2. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #2

    Здравствуйте Джо я бы хотел узнать как идут дела по поводу моего вопроса о Xperia sp будут ли следующие модели Xperia sp или Sony не выгодно выпуск новых моделей? Так и хочется сказать Xperia sp one

  3. By Queen Ann Dy

    #3

    Hey!

    What to do if whenever I’d like to browse in either of the sites then click on something this thing appears “no app found to open url” ? What will be the steps to get me through this.

    More Power to your team!

  4. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #5

    Можно добавить второй динамик с левой стороны будет выглядеть очень круто,вместо скушного корпуса можно добавить металическую полоску по всему смартфону,камеру оставить на том же месте но сделать ее более защищеной потому что камера играет важную роль, если будет два динамика и утопить камеру звука не будет слышно поэтому уменьшить толщину облегчить его камера должна выпячивать что бы был слышен звук поставить четырех ядерный процессор а не двух сделать его водозащищеным но решать вам

    • By Саша Шкуропатов

      #6

      И на 3-4 миллиметра увеличить подцветку

  5. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #7

    Но мне кажется что Sony сами все придумают

  6. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #8

    Если можно я бы предложил.новый дизайн для Xperia sp

  7. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #9

    Joe если это возможно пожалуйста услышите меня! Многие модели получили второй шанс а чем Xperia sp хуже них? Xperia m,Xperia E,Xperia Z и много других моделей становится лучше! Так почему же Xperia sp этого не заслуживает! Я уверен всем поклонникам Xperia sp понравилось бы новое изменение так почему бы не попробовать его улучшить

    • By Joe Padre

      #10

      Hi Alexander,
      Thanks again for your feedback regarding Xperia SP. We will forward your suggestions to our internal teams for additional consideration.
      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  8. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #11

    Я очень сильно хочу чтобы Sony не забывала Xperia sp он очень классный но не доработаный тяжелый и толстый, мне сильно хочется чтобы его доделали уменьшили толщину подцветку увеличили хотя-бы на 3 миллиметра и сделали водозащищеным или помнняли панель, спасибо что выслушали

    • By Саша Шкуропатов

      #12

      Представьте погружаться под воду и слушать музыку со светодиодным эквалайзером, Я могу писать бесконечно что можно с ним сделать но услышит меня кто нибудь!

  9. By Sidney Cratiu

    #13

    I could not find the driver for download for the SP. Is there a driver I can use for development purposes?

    • By Joe Padre

      #14

      Hi Sidney,
      You can get the Xperia SP driver from PC Companion (http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/pc-companion/). After you install PC Companion, connect your Xperia SP driver. Then the Xperia SP driver will be installed to C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion\Drivers.
      Hope that helps.
      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  10. By Саша Шкуропатов

    #15

    Здравствуйте меня зовут Александр Шкуропатов я из Казахстана, я бы хотел узнать планируется в будущем выход новых телефонов Xperia sp? Если да то какие, если нет то можно об этом поговорить?

    • By Саша Шкуропатов

      #16

      Здравствуйте меня зовут Александр Шкуропатов я из Казахстана, я бы хотел узнать планируется в будущем выход новых телефонов Xperia sp ? Если да то какие, если нет то можно об этом поговорить?

      • By Joe Padre

        #17

        Hi Alexander,
        Sorry, we don’t have any updates on future releases of Xperia SP.
        Best regards,
        Joe from Developer World

        • By Саша Шкуропатов

          #18

          А можно как нибудь повлиять на его развитие?

  11. By Sahan Nanayakkara Pitigala

    #19

    Im a srilankan. Most of srilankans use sony mobiles. Our language is sinhala. Would you add sinhala language & custom fonts support in your next software update? Other leading mobile companies have sinhala & custom fonts support. So why don’t you?

    • By Joe Padre

      #20

      Hi Sahan,
      Thanks for the suggestion regarding Sinhala language and custom fonts support. We will forward the feedback to our internal teams for further consideration.
      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

      • By Ravindu Dharmasiri

        #21

        Dr Joe
        i have a same problem. i have sony z1 compact it is grade phone. plzzz sinhala Unicode including new update give.

      • By Anonymous 1-QP99C2

        #22

        Hi Joe,

        I have the same question. Other manufactures has Sinhala Unicode built in and I bought the Z1 assuming it does too. It is a great phone but I miss reading blogs in Sinhala from the phone. Can we at least have a service pack to update the font on the device without rooting to get this done. Awaiting a quick response.

  12. By Qadri Safdar

    #23

    Dear Sony team.my Android is 4.2.2 running on xperia l pls help my im root xperia l but not Developer Mode not found pls info me by mail qadrisafdar@gmail.com thanks by safdar hussain

  13. By Qadri Safdar

    #25

    dear sony team im update my sony xperia l im not found Developer Mode pls help me

  14. By Anonymous

    #26

    Hi I bought Xperia L but I am unable to open some website which require Adobe flash player, guide me how to resolve this error? Is there any software which resolve this issue?

    • By Anna Aleryd

      #27

      Hi,

      The reason you can’t see flash content is that Adobe dropped Android support for their Flash Player. However, you can have a look at this tutorial http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1061194 to learn how to install an archived version of the Adobe Flash Player for Android.

      Good luck!
      /Anna from Developer World

    • By Joe Padre

      #29

      Hi Bala,

      There is no official way to install the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 to your device.

      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

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