Silver Sony Xperia SL caught in leaked photos

The Sony Xperia SL is rumored to be a re-vamped version of the company's earlier 2012 flagship, the Xperia S. It's very similar to its predecessor, with a more-or-less identical chassis design, but its CPU speed has apparently been boosted to 1.7GHz, and it comes in a couple of new colors, including silver, as seen for the first time today in a set of leaked photos. The image above comes from ​GSMArena​, which was tipped with a collection of photos of the unannounced Sony phone.

From the outside, it's almost indistinguishable from the Xperia S, except that that phone only comes in black and white. Aside from the bump in CPU speed, the Xperia SL also sports Android 4.0.4 out of the box, a much-needed improvement upon the Gingerbread-based firmware still used by many Sony phones.

We're expecting to see Sony take the wraps off the Xperia SL at the IFA show in Berlin later this month, where it's expected to appear alongside the Xperia J, the international Xperia GX and the Xperia Tablet. Keep watching AC in the weeks ahead for more on all three as the announcement nears.

Source: GSMArena

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  • If I carried a Purse this might be an ok phone, but since I don't, I suspect those sharp corners would wear a hole in my pockets fairly quickly. I like the looks of the phone, just don't think its all that practical. When will they stop with that empty bottom section that serves no purpose? With on-screen buttons, why not shrink the device and dump that part altogether?
  • +1
  • Is there any speculation if this phone will come to Sprint (since they have NO Sony Android phones as of yet)? Finally Sony looks like they are in the game...but we'll see.
  • Good idea... Sony, Sprint, and this phone.
  • Looks like Apples idea of Sony's "design".. Can Apple sue Sony if Sony's phone looks like Apple's idea of a "Sony phone design"? .. There's a tongue twister lol
  • Snapdragon S3 = Fail.
  • I was a huge Sony fan back in the day and I honestly can't wait for them to finally catch up. Design wise, they are ahead of the game, spec wise not so much.
  • Yeah this needs an S4, badly.
  • I'm going to get one of these, paint the bottom part gold, take some pics and then leak the pics as the next sony xperia phone.
  • hopefully this phone lands on sprint...