Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z
A visitor looks at the new Sony Xperia phone and tablet through a glass window during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Reuters

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony on Sunday expanded the Xperia series with the launch of two mid-range smartphones, Xperia SP and Xperia L, in London.

Xperia SP and Xperia L pack state-of-art Exmor RS camera sensor and scratch-resistant screen. They both run on Android V4.1 Jelly Bean OS powered by dual-core processor with a difference in CPU speed.

Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications, Calum MacDougall said at the launch, "Xperia SP and Xperia L are ideally suited for those seeking stylish class-leading smartphones that don't compromise on features."

"Both of our new models benefit from Sony's Proven innovation and engineering expertise-whether you want to enjoy premium HD quality entertainment over 4G LTE on our mid-range Xperia SP or capture every moment in perfect detail with our affordable Xperia L."

Sony has stated that the smartphones will hit worldwide markets in the second quarter of 2013, but the company has chosen to remain silent over the price details.

Key Specs of Xperia SP and Xperia L Include:


Xperia SP

Xperia L


4.6-inch, 1280x720p

Resolution with Sony

Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

4.3-inch, 854x480p

Resolution capacitive

Touch screen


Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)

Android v4.1 OS

(Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm Snapdragon

S4 MSM8960 Pro

dual-core processor with

1.7GHz CPU speed

Qualcomm MSM8230

dual-core processor with

1GHz CPU speed





8GB(user availability:5.5GB)

, expandable up to 32GB

8GB(user availability:5.8GB)

, expandable up to 32GB


Main:8.0-megapixel camera

with Sony Exmor RS mobile

image sensor, auto-focus,

pulsed LED flash.

Front: VGA camera

Main:8.0-megapixel camera

with Sony Exmor RS mobile

image sensor, 4x digital zoom,

LED flash.

Front: VGA camera


3G & 4G/LTE



With talk-time up to 18 hours

And 53 minutes

With talk-time up to 8 hours

And 30 minutes

Additional specs

3D surround sound, Bluetooth

Stereo(A2DP),3D games,

Bluetooth v4.0,NFC,Wi-Fi

,Wi-Fi Hot spot functionality

Micro-USB v2.0

NFC, Bluetooth v4.0,

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot

Functionality, micro-USB


130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm

128.7 x 65.0 x 9.7 mm


155 g

137 g


Not Announced

Not Announced