The last time Sony released a Xperia L device was back in 2013, but the company seems to have decided to refresh this series with a new Sony Xperia L1 budget phone.
Initially, the phone appeared to have been certified for the Russian market just before it was made public. But upon confirming its existence, the Japanese tech giant went ahead and confirm that the Sony Xperia L1 will be sold in a bunch of markets in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia as well as the Middle East, but the exact markets are still unknown.
To get your hands on the new Sony Xperia L1, you’ll have to wait for some time, with the expected release set to happen in late April. Even though the pricing of the phone has not been mentioned so far, we can tell that it’s a budget phone based on the specs and features it brings to the table.
The phone has a decent 5.5-inch screen with an HD resolution and under the hood, you will find a MediaTek MT6737T processor that is paired with a decent RAM of 2GB. This package should deliver excellent performance when watching videos on YouTube, browsing the web and even playing some lightweight games. The roomy display also means that you can enjoy watching movies on the device without any problems.
However, be warned that the storage is not so big at 16GB, although this can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB, which should make up for the small storage space. As you probably know, Sony is the real deal when it comes to digital cameras and camera lenses and as such, you can expect great photos and video recording from the 13MP main camera with its f/2.2 aperture as well as the 5MP selfie shooter.
To keep the new Sony Xperia L1 alive will be a rather small 2620mAh battery but given that you have Android 7.0 Nougat running the show out of the box, there’s little to worry about since this OS is quite a great power manager. Sony has also made the device a little smarter thanks to what it calls Xperia Actions engine. Here, the Xperia L1 will be able to adapt to your surroundings and thus adjust the phone’s settings accordingly. For instance, the phone will automatically lower the display brightness and maybe turn on Do not disturb feature during the night. Cool huh!
The phone has a USB-C port for charging and comes in three color variants of black, white and pink, although the latter will be available in limited markets.