Announced back in March, the Sony Xperia SP is a pretty good contender for the mid-range handset with LTE support. Sony has just announced that it will be available in the Philippines this May for a suggested retail price of Php19,990.
Packed with a Snapdragon Pro 1.7GHz, the Xperia SP is a 4.6-inch Jellybean smartphone that’s supposed to replace the older Xperia S from a year ago (see our review of the Xperia S in March 2012).
Sony Xperia SP specs:
4.6-inch HD display @ 720 x 1280, 319ppi
Sony Bravia Mobile Engine 2, Scratch-resistant
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Pro 1.7GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 320 GPU
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSPA+ & LTE 100Mbps
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ AGPS support, GLONASS
Android Jellybean 4.1
2370mah Li-Po battery
Dimension: 130.6 x 67.1 x 10 mm
This is one of the very few, if not the only, handset that will be sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Pro chip. We’re also not sure if the LTE will support local carriers. Sony has announced that suggested retail price is pegged at Php19,990.