Three has announced that it will be offering the Sony Xperia SP on its Ultrafast network in the coming months.
The mid-range Sony Xperia SP will support Three’s Ultrafast DC-HSDPA network from launch, which the network provider claims is just as speedy as the 4G connection offered by EE.
The 4.6-inch screen handset has also been “future proofed”, able to access the 4G LTE network. AS one of the winners of Ofcom’s 4G auction, Three is launching its own 4G network to rival EE later this year and has confirmed consumers can upgrade to the 4G signal “without paying a premium or having to change price plans.”
“The Sony Xperia SP is yet another welcome addition to our impressive range of Ultrafast devices,” said Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three. “With great features and coupled with Three’s All-You-Can-Eat data, we’re confident our customers will love this smartphone on our award winning network.”
Sony Xperia SP Features
Boasting a crisp and colourful 4.6-inch 720p HD Reality Display with a 319ppi image density, the Sony Xperia SP features the latest Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 seen in the Sony Xperia Z. According to Sony, this combination means the display is capable of making automatic sharpness, colour and contrast adjustments to reflect the currently displayed content.
An 8-megapixel camera is featured in the rear, equipped with Sony’s Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, which means it is capable of shooting in HDR and offers excellent low-light photography.
Claiming to offer a longer battery life than the average power hungry smartphone, the Sony Xperia SP comes equipped with a Stamina battery mode, as well as NFC One-Touch technology.
The Sony Xperia SP runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and packs a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM expandable via a microSD up to 32GB.
Within its co-moulded aluminium body, the Sony Xperia SP also utilises Sony’s transparent element. Any incoming calls, texts or other notifications will mean this transparent section at the bottom of the handset will light up, changing colour according to the alert in question. The panel also mirrors the content currently being viewed on the handset, similar to the Philips Ambilight technology, and will pulse along to any music played through the handset.
Sony Xperia SP Release Date
Three has kept quiet as to when the Sony Xperia SP release date will actually be, also declining to offer any pricing details for the upcoming mid-range handset.