Sony appears to be following the same strategy Samsung took, which is to release several phone models at a time. Recently, we have seen Sony release several Xperia models and other new handsets seem to be pouring in. The strategy worked well for Samsung and it remains to be seen if Sony will achieve the same effect. The recent handset to have been outed by Sony is the Xperia SL which appears to be an upgrade to the original Xperia S model.
Sony’s new Xperia handsets are patterned after the same design. Although this design looks good, it could be bad in the long run since all models appear the same and too much of the same thing is not good. For now, the Xperia design is still relatively fresh but it could get dull faster than we realize.
In any case, another Xperia handset will be made available soon and although Sony has not officially announced it yet, the Xperia SL is now featured in Sony’s website and that’s as official as announcing it.
The Sony Xperia SL is essentially the same as the Xperia S, with the main difference being the CPU and the Android version. The Xperia S runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and features Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Xperial SL, on the other hand uses a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 CPU and features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The rest of the specs are still the same, like the 4.3-inch 720p display, 12.1-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, HDMI connectivity and NFC capability.
The Sony Xperia SL will be available in black, white, silver and pink models and it’s currently listed as “coming soon”. If you want to know more about the handset, go to the product page from Sony’s website which you will find here.