Mobile World Congress is going to kick off in just a few days, which means the rumor mills are churning away at a furious pace. This latest one, courtesy of the Xperia Blog, is about a Sony smartphone that would have been awesome in 2012, but in 2013 itís just ďmehĒ. Itís called the Xpera SP and it has a 4.6 inch 720p screen, quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, it has an 8 megapixel camera, and thatís about all we can tell. Itís supposed to weigh 155 grams, making it heavier than Sonyís 5 inch ZL, and itís supposedly going to measure 130.6 mm x 67.1 mm x 9.98 mm, which again, makes it roughly the same size as the ZL.
Should you buy this thing? No. Absolutely not. We donít even have to touch it to tell you that. The SP has roughly the same specs as Samsungís Galaxy S3. Do you know how cheap the S3 is going to be when the S4 hits the market?
This isnít the first time Sony has done this. They introduced the dual core Xperia ion when everyone was introducing quad core phones. Now theyíre introducing this thing, the SP, about a year too late. The only thing that can save the SP, in our eyes, is a price tag thatís absurdly low. Knowing Sony though, we severally doubt thatís going to happen.
What else will Sony announce at MWC? We donít really know. The Ja*****e company showed off their 2013 flagships at CES, so thereís no real point in announcing yet another high end device, right? Or maybe theyíre going to show off that rumored 6.44 inch 1080p phablet? Weíll find out soon enough.
SOURCES Xperia Blog