When Sony launched the Xperia S running Android 2.3, we were pretty disappointed, as were most of the tech industry. Sony promised that it would be updated to Android 4.0 in the coming months — that roll out has already happened across most of the world — but now they’ve announced a new device, the Xperia SL. The Xperia SL is exactly the same as the Xperia S in almost every way. The only noticeable differences between the two is the faster CPU in the Xperia SL — 1.7GHz MSM8260 dual-core instead of 1.5GHz dual-core — and that it comes with Android 4.0.
We’d do some deeper looking into what differentiates the two, but the link to the whitepaper for the Xperia SL throws a “403 Forbidden” error.
The Xperia SL will come in 4 shades: grey, black, pink and white. No release has been set, and no Australian availability has been announced, however, we have reached out to Sony Mobile AU for some confirmation of a local release at some point.
Does the Xperia SL interest you? It’s too similar to the Xperia S for a (possible) increase in pricing.