Sony had recently launched the Xperia SP in India and the smartphone was expected to start retailing from mid-April.
Online retailer Infeam.com has now started taking pre-orders for Sony Xperia SP. The smartphone has been listed for Rs. 25,490 and Infibeam maintains that it will be available from April 23, 2013.Flipkart.com too has listed Sony Xperia SP for Rs. 25,990 but has not shared the exact availability date for this smartphone.
Sony Xperia SP packs in a 4.6-inch 720p HD display. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor along with Adreno 320 GPU alongside 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB through microSD card.
Camera wise, Sony Xperia SP comes with an 8-megapixel auto focus shooter with LED Flash and a VGA one in the front. The Xperia SP comes with a colour-changing ‘transparent element’ with customised illumination, which can be personalised to alert you of incoming calls and text messages. You can also set the illuminations to pulse to the beat of your favourite music.
Sony Xperia SP runs on Android 4.1 and the company has indicated that it will be rolling out an update to Android 4.2 in due course of time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 820.11 a/b/g/n, DNLA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS with Glonass. The smartphone comes with a 2,370 mAh battery.
The box price of this smartphone is Rs. 27,490 and it will be available in two colour options – Black and White. To sweeten the deal the company is giving a phone case worth Rs. 1,990 free with the Xperia SP.
Sony Xperia SP key specifications
- 4.6-inch screen with 1280×720 pixels resolution
- 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960Pro processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB through microSD
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
- VGA front-facing camera
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 820.11 a/b/g/n, DNLA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ GLONASS, MHL, NFC
- 2,370 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 155 grams