Earlier today, Sony announced the availability of its Sony Xperia Z and a price drop for its Xperia ZL smartphones in its online store. Shortly thereafter, Sony revealed another announcement, the availability of the Xperia SP for pre-order. The Xperia SP is available for pre-order online through the U.S. Sony store, and can be purchased in either black or white colors. The Xperia SP will come unlocked and cost $489.99. According to Sony, the device will begin shipping on May 20th.
The Sony Xperia SP is very similar in design to the Xperia ZL, but touts specs that are more of the mid-range ilk than its bigger brother. The Xperia SP touts a 4.6 inch 1280 x 720p display, a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 8 GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and an 8 MP rear camera. There’s also a VGA front-facing camera, NFC, and the device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
If you love the design of Sony’s Xperia Z but don’t want to fork over too much dough, the Xperia SP could be the smartphone for you. Head over to Sony’s website and plop down your pre-order to ensure that you receive this awesome device when it ships on May 20th.