The Sony Xperia SL first leaked a couple of weeks ago, and it’s pretty obvious that it’s going to be a minor refresh to the already selling Xperia S. First, there’s the name to suggest that, and then the model number too: the Xperia SL is LT26ii, whereas the Xperia S is LT26i. They can’t get more similar, really.
In case you’ve been wondering what the SL will look like, here’s a taste. As you can see in the image below, it will come in some bold new colors unlike its predecessor.
We’re going to assume more ‘conservative’ hues will also be available. Sony seems to be once more bringing some of Japan to the international market. First, it was the almost complete lack of rounded corners in its smartphones. And now the spicy colors. Differentiation at its best, you may say.
Spec-wise, the Xperia SL may come with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 clocked at 1.7 GHz. So, disappointingly yesteryear’s technology. But it’s fine. We’re already used to Sony’s antics. And we can’t remember the last time the company (or its predecessor, Sony Ericsson) actually used new high-end parts for its products.
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