Sony will keep on flooding the smartphone market with more and more devices in the near future. There’s simply no denying that. And it’s a good strategy, as Samsung’s success has proven. That said, Sony needs to work on not confusing people about its flagships as much as it has in recent years. To continue the comparison with Samsung, the Koreans have two flagship smartphones each year – a smaller one (Galaxy S series), and a bigger one (Galaxy Note series). That’s it. Sony has had at least two similarly-sized flagships last year, and this year looks to be no better from this point of view, with the company having already announced two of those (Xperia Z and ZL) which have minor differences between them, and an upcoming C670X in the works for later on in 2013.
But, and this is a big but, flooding the midrange with similarly-specced devices at many price points works (again, as per Samsung). So Sony’s looking to do that too. One of its chief avenues for that this year will be the Xperia L (codenamed TaoShan).
We’ve heard about the Xperia L once before, and today more details about its specs got leaked to Xperia Blog. The Xperia L will supposedly come with a 4.3-inch 480×854 touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor with Adreno 305 graphics, an 8 MP Exmor RS camera, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 1,700 mAh battery. It will apparently launch running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 128.7x65x9.7 mm. Its model number will be C210X (C2104, C2105, and S36h will all be different versions of the Xperia L for different regions and carriers).
The Xperia L will get unveiled alongside the Xperia SP (also much leaked recently) at a later, yet-unknown date.
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