The Xperia SL boasts a faster processor — it has a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, versus the S’s 1.5 GHz — but few other improvements. Reviewers of the S complained both about its “pokey” processing speed and its uninspiring 4.3-inch display, but unfortunately, the XL offers no improvement for the latter. Other parts of the XL’s hardware, including its 12.1-megapixel camera, are the same as that of Xperia S.
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The smartphone is now listed on Sony’s website with a “coming soon” sticker. The site also shows a full list of specs for the device, as well as images.
The phone comes in four colors — silver, black, white and pink — and runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There’s no word yet on pricing, carriers or availability date.