Images of the upcoming Sony Xperia phone labeled “HuaShan” have already been leaked. Today, further images were leaked of the new phone next to an Xperia V.
The new Sony mid-range smartphone is likely to be released at MWC ’13 at the end of the month in Barcelona. Although details of this are still sketchy, photos of the new phone have been leaked next to an Xperia V showing some tantalising similarities.
The most intriguing of note is the slightly larger screen of the SP. Photos show that it is sporting a 4.5″ display, which is slightly larger than the Xperia V, with a resolution of 1280×720. Despite this, however, the size difference of both products are minimal. Credence to these images have been added by the fact the SP clearly shows a side mounted power button, now a common feature with new Sony Phones.
Other than the screen size, it is believed that both the Xperia SP and V have similar hardware, sporting a 1.7Ghz processor from Qualcomm and an Adreno 320 GPU. Both will be running 4.1 Jelly Bean, although reports are that the SP still has teething problems with crashing and stability. With luck, these should be ironed out before launch.
Sources state that the rear is a plastic cover which is removable to allow access to the Micro SIM and Micro SD card. The battery of the Xperia SP, however, is non removable.