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Sony Xperia SP set for MWC showing

Information on a new Sony smartphone called the Sony Xperia SP has emerged, pointing to an MWC 2013 reveal.

According to the information provided by Android Central, the Sony Xperia SP will be an upper-mid-range Android device that will slot in below the Sony Xperia Z.

The Sony Xperia SP will feature a 4.6-inch 720p display. This might sound like a top-end screen, but new high-end Android devices tend to be announced with 1080p displays.

Still, it’ll run on a very capable 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, though it’ll only be the dual-core variant.

The Sony Xperia SP will also sport an 8-megapixel camera with an Exmor RS image sensor. Meanwhile its 8GB of internal storage is another hint at the phone’s next gen mid-range status, though there’ll also be a microSD slot for expansion purposes.

The device is said to be largely formed from aluminium, but with a plastic back. It’ll weigh 155 grams, and it’s dimensions will be 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98mm.

One other interesting aspect is the phone’s potential transparent bar, carried over from previous devices in the range, like the Sony Xperia P. However, here you may be able to customise the light bar for certain notifications.

The report claims that the Sony Xperia SP will be announced at the MWC show being held next week.

If this is the shape of the new Android mid-range, are you impressed? Let us know in the comments section below, or via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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