After launching its premium line-up of smartphones under XZ series at MWC this year, Sony has now launched a new smartphone — Xperia L1. Interestingly, this one is an entry-level smartphone, the market segment which Sony has not looked upon in a very long time.
Since the device is an entry-level handset, don’t be expecting anything that will blow your mind. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by a MediaTek Quad Core 64bit MT6737T, clocked at 1.45GHz.
The processor is coupled with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also comes with a microSD card slot, allowing you to further increase the storage on the device up to 256GB. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with Auto-focus, a f/2.2 lens and 3x Clear Image Zoom. On the front side, there is a 5-megapixel shooter with 24mm wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone is powered by a 2620mAh battery, which supports Qnovo Adaptive Charging.
Additional features on Xperia L1 include xLOUD Clear Audio+, along with stereo recording, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, and aptX / A2DP. The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 and uses the USB-C port. It measures 151 x 74 x 8.7 mm and weights 180g.
Xperia L1 has been listed in black, white and pink color options. In terms of design, to be truthful, it looks quite similar to every other Xperia handset. However, there is no word on pricing as of yet. It will go on sale in select markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America, and Latin America in late April.
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