Sony, a well-known name in Android market, has unveiled a new “Midrange” smartphone called Sony Xperia L1. The company hasn’t come up with a new mid-range phone for quite some time and it shows, as the inspiration appears to have come from the top dogs of the smartphone industry in terms of both design and features.

Sony Xperia L1 – Features

The Xperia L1 boasts a striking metal finish in an 8.7mm body that comes in Black, White and Pink colors. The display employs a large 5.5″ IPS LCD panel at 720p resolution. This is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy A3 2017 (720p screen) and Huawei’s P8 Lite.

Under the hood we see a 1.4 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6737T processor along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, bunched with a microSD card slot supporting memory cards of up to 256 GB size.

The Sony Xperia L1 comes with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, customized with features such as ‘Do not disturb’ mode and ‘Xperia Actions’, customizing your profile based on your location.

On the camera front, there is a 13 MP sensor with an LED flash at the rear end coupled with a 5 MP shooter on the front for selfie lovers. Both the cameras are limited to 1080p video only.

The 2620 mAh battery supports fast charging and connectivity features include the reversible USB Type-C port as well as LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.

Price & Release Date

Surprisingly, the Sony Xperia L1 is quite cheap for a Sony phone and starts at just $210. It will be released in late April this year.

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Sony Xperia L1 – Specifications

OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
SIM Dual SIM
CPU 64-bit 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A-53
Chipset MediaTek MT6737T
Display 5.5″ IPS LCD display
resolution 1280 x 720 with 720p density
Weight 180 g
Dimensions 151 x 74 x 8.7 mm
RAM 2 GB
Internal
Memory
16 GB
Card slot yes, up to 256 GB
Connectivity USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX, NFC, GPS, LTE
Primary
Camera
13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, HDR
Secondary
Camera
5 MP, f/2.2
Battery 2620 mAh with adaptive charging
Colours White, Black, Pink
Price $210 (PKR 22,000)