Sony's Mid-Range Xperia SP And Xperia L Outed By UK Retailers


We knew that Sony would have a couple of mid range devices for us this year. We also knew the names of these devices, the Xperia SP and the Xperia L respectively, Hell we have even had some information leaked about these devices in dribs and drabs the past few weeks like device manufacturers do. What we never got was a formal announcement or availability even with the Industry's biggest trade show of the year, Mobile World Congress, happening not too long ago.

As is the case with these things sometimes, it's the retailers who will actually be selling these handsets that out the devices even before the manufacturer does. So now according to a bunch of sites we know that these two phones are coming to the United Kingdom at least, and very soon.


There are four British retailers in total that have the smartphones listed and while the availability and pricing have some conflicting information, they are there nonetheless. As of this writing both Amazon and eBuyer have placeholder pages while LambdaTek and Micro Aid have some more details. The first retailer, LambdaTek, has the Xperia L (C2015 or TaoShan) listed for €219.80 (US $330) and the Xperia SP (C5303 or HuaShan ) for €312.98 (US $470), with the stock to be in house by March 19th. Irish retailer Micro Aid on the other hand has a little different information. They plan on having the devices ready to go tomorrow (March 12) with the Xperia SP running consumers €389.79 (US $510) and the Xperia L selling for €270.46 ($355).

Going purely by the all of the rumors here are the specs we can expect from these mid rangers:
Xperia SP

  • 4.6-inch HD display
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Adreno 320 graphics chipset
  • 8MP Exmor RS camera sensor
  • 8GB of internal storage with MicroSD expansion slot
  • Total weight of 155 grams
  • Dimensions: 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98mm
  • Aluminum body
  • Android 4.1.2 – Jelly Bean

Xperia L

  • 4.3-inch FWVGA display with 480—854 pixels
  • 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
  • Adreno 305 graphics
  • 8 MP camera
  • 8GB of internal storage with MicroSD expansion slot
  • 1700mAh capacity battery
  • Android 4.1.2 – Jelly Bean

While it's unknown whether these devices will feature the water and dust proof features of the Xperia Z, that info is expected to come soon when Sony makes these phones official. Stay tuned for further information.