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Sony quietly announces the budget-friendly Xperia L1

by Josh Levenson | March 20, 2017March 20, 2017 8:00 am PST

Sony has quietly announced a new budget-friendly smartphone, called the Xperia L1 (no, it’s not a successor to the Xperia L that launched back in 2013). The handset will launch in late April in select markets, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

As you’d expect, the Xperia L1 isn’t going to win any awards in the performance department. Enclosed in its plastic shell, you’ll find a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6737T quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP selfie shooter and a 2,620mAh battery.

With regards to connectivity, the Xperia L1 has support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, and USB Type-C. It also runs a modified build of Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box that adapts to a user’s habits and has space for two SIMs.

What colors will it be available in?

When it hits the shelves next month, the Xperia L1 will be available in three colors: black, white and pink. Unfortunately, the device’s price tag is still yet to be revealed, but Sony has promised that it’ll be affordable.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...