Sony’s HuaShan to be sold as the Xperia SP. Midrange Xperia L also coming
The oft-leaking Sony C530x device so far known by its codename HuaShan is due to be released as the Xperia SP sometime in the near future. So we now know where Sony plans to take its naming scheme after it runs out of (single) letters – into two-letter combination territory. At this rate, in a few years we’ll have the Sony Xperia QDFG on the market.
Regardless of how confusing its naming scheme may be, Sony isn’t showing any signs of taking it slowly with its smartphone releases. Alongside the Xperia SP an Xperia L was also spotted. This has been known as the C210x so far, and it’s going to be a midrange model, coming with a display with 480×854 resolution and a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It should launch running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
On the other hand, the Xperia SP will be higher-end, though not quite a competitor for the Xperia Z obviously. The SP should feature a 720p HD touchscreen, and a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (MSM8960T).
The information about the shipping names for these phones comes from Indonesia’s Postel site listing devices which have been certified for sale in that particular country.
Both the Xperia SP and the Xperia L will probably be announced at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.