Sony Xperia SL pops up in leaked renders, confirms silver and white colours, faster processor

Daniel Bader

August 1, 2012 12:11pm

The Sony Xperia SL was rumoured to be coming some time later this year, and leaked renders all but prove its existence.

In what looks to be a render of the finished product, the follow-up to the Xperia S will come in five colours — black, white and silver, pink along with the rumoured purple — but otherwise look identical to the original. Like the arc and arc s, the Xperia SL appears mainly to be a processor boost, though until the product is officially announced we won’t know for certain.

One thing, however, is certain: the Xperia SL will launch with Android 4.0, something that existing Xperia S owners have been waiting months for. Sony’s newest flagship, the Xperia ion, also shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and an OTA update is promised for the coming months.

The Xperia SL looks to be a modest upgrade to its predecessor. While the Xperia GX and SX are already on their way to Japan with LTE and Snapdragon S4 processors in tow, the SL looks to maintain its Snapdragon S3 pedigree.

Look for the device, along with the rumoured Tegra 3 tablet we showed you recently, to be introduced at IFA at the end of August.

Source: ePrice
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  • Tomatoes

    I would buy this if it had the S4 processor because I love the design of the Xperia S.

  • G203

    Why is this Gingerbread again? We are in the era of Jelly Bean already! Is Sony still living in a cave?

    • andy c

      read the post again

      the SL will ship with a ICS.

      it’s not JB but at least it’s not GB

  • Apple Sales Guy

    Gb, jb, ics, blah blah blah
    So much crazy talk

    ;)

    • ruddias

      You can’t remember 3 versions of an OS?

    • Dalex

      He’s used to IOS which is the same outdated crap for 5 years now, you can’t blame him.

  • ruddias

    Hopefully there is a battery boost as well

  • Whattttt

    lol, who buys Sony phones?

  • Dan

    I sincerely hope that Sony is one of the OEMs that will, as rumored, have the opportunity to build a Nexus device. The Xperia GX and SX are really nice looking, well spec’d devices.

  • Jerry

    I really like the design and aesthetics of Sony’s hardware, but the software and battery’s always seem to be the let down. Always seems they’re late to the party lets hope that changes soon. I would love to see them have a hit phone.

  • Sophie Taylor

    This one looks absolutely fantastic. The features are updated and seems like has a lot in store for mobile lovers like me. Also adding to my excitement are the wide range of colors that they are launching for Sony Xperia SL.