Sony on Sunday night changed the listing of its Sony Xperia SL to read “coming soon” via the firms official website. The successor to the Sony Xperia S features GSM technology wtih a 4.3-inch display that outputs at 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution on a touchscreen capable of showcasing 16 million colors.
The smartphone’s most impressive feature is perhaps its 12.1MP camera, which offers 16x digital zoom and an LED flash with pulse technology.
At only 5.1 ounces the device comes jam packed of all the standard features from a compass and bluetooth to gyroscope and FM radio. Sony’s big push however is the devices 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 which runs to power Google Android 4.0 with the possibility of an Android 4.1 upgrade. We wouldn’t hold our breath over the update; Sony is notoriously slow when it comes to providing after sale OS updates to mobile customers.
The 1.7GHz upgrade is an improvement over the devices reveal earlier in the year in which a 1.5GHz Qualcomm process was spotted.
Buyers will be able to pick up the Sony Xperia SL in four colors which include gray, black, white, and pink.
Sony has not yet released an exact sell-through date for the Xperia SL, and pricing has not been given up.
Would you be willing to purchase a Sony smartphone with a 1.7GHz processor from Qualcomm in either unlocked or carrier subsidized form?