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It wasn't long ago that we got our first look at the Sony C530X, codenamed "HuaShan" and rumored to go to market under the name Xperia SP. A mid-range companion to the Xperia Z, the SP reportedly packs a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 4.5-inch 720p resolution screen.

Today the device has cropped up again, in a set of comparison shots alongside the Xperia V. Now that the V's running Sony's latest Jelly Bean firmware, there's not much to separate the two devices in terms of software. But you can see a clear difference in the size of the device, as well as design cues like the earpiece and power button. The shots were posted over on German site Android Hilfe, and the poster claims it runs Android 4.1.2 and contains removable storage, but no removable battery. In its current form, the device is a said to be a little crash-prone -- not too surprising considering it's likely running non-final software.

Given Sony's track record over the past few years, we're pretty likely to see the Xperia SP unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. Naturally, we'll be live from the show to bring you complete coverage.

Source: Android Hilfe; via: UnwiredView

There are 8 comments

Grahaman27 says:

sony is putting out a lot of phones that I really would consider getting... I'm impressed.

radgatt says:

I want a Sony phone not named Xperia play on Verizon.

Saneless says:

A good sized phone (not massive) with actually good CPU and resolution?

Hey Samsung and HTC, this is how you make people happy. And for HTC, not gimping on storage is a major plus too.

return_0 says:

Um… One X?

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Convert2 says:

Oh yeah the One X, a much better phone with full screen real estate and dedicated buttons, not like these software buttons.

Luis Pratas says:

It isn't a Snapdragon S4 Plus, it is a Snapdragon S4 PRO dual-core MSM8960T at 1.7GHz with Adreno 320 graphics.