Sony has decided to keep the Xperia SL out of the IFA Berlin 2012 show, fact which wasn’t welcomed
by the analysts as the smartphone has some pretty impressive specs including a 12-megapixel camera.
As quietly as the smartphone has been introduced, as quietly it has been pushed to the market as the
Sony Xperia SL is now available for purchase in the US and Europe at select retailers without too much
Sony’s decision to remain as silent as possible on this smartphone’s launch is pretty weird, however,
die-hard fans know exactly where to look for the Xperia SL, and they should know that Basatne is
offering the device for $523, while ATGSM is currently selling it for $499. As always, the situation is
different in Europe where the smartphone costs €599 at GetGoods.de and HOH.de.
In the US, Basatne Electronics has the most complete offer as both the Black and Pink versions are
available for the aforementioned price, while the White and Silver versions are going to cost you $575.
Meanwhile ATGSM only offers the Black and White models, however, the advantage is that both carry
the same price tag.
In Europe, both retailers have all the four versions available at identical pricing.
It’s worth reminding that the Sony Xperia SL features a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-
inch LED-backlit touchscreen at 1280 x 720 resolution with a 342ppi, built-in 32GB flash storage,
1GB RAM, 12-megapixel camera on the back with full HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front-facing
camera with HD-ready video capture, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with Timescape UI.
Although Sony hasn’t confirmed it, analysts speculate that the smartphone will become upgradeable to
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime in early 2013.
The Xperia SL has a nice design and good specs, just like the Xperia J, T, and V, all unveiled at the IFA
Berlin 2012 where Sony’s competitors including Samsung and LG were both very active.
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