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.
Sony Xperia L1 – Specifications
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||64-bit 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A-53|
|Display||5.5″ IPS LCD display|
|resolution||1280 x 720 with 720p density|
|Dimensions||151 x 74 x 8.7 mm|
|Card slot||yes, up to 256 GB|
|Connectivity||USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX, NFC, GPS, LTE|
|13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, HDR|
|5 MP, f/2.2|
|Battery||2620 mAh with adaptive charging|
|Colours||White, Black, Pink|
|Price||$210 (PKR 22,000)|