Sony adds to Xperia mobile phone lineup

Sony has added to its range of Xperia smartphones with the launch of two new models that are due to go on sale this spring.
The Xperia SP and Xperia L join its flagship Xperia Z model in the company’s smartphone lineup and are targeted at the mid to low-end of the smartphone market.
Both devices run Google’s Android operating system but will ship with version 4.1 of the software, not the most recent 4.2 that is installed on Samsung’s latest handset, the Galaxy S 4.
Sony is hoping to attract customers on a budget with the Xperia L, which has 8GB of storage and the same camera used in higher-end models, but lacks a cutting-edge screen or processor.
The Xperia SP has similar specifications to the Xperia Z – including a 4.6-inch 720p display and 1.7GHz dual-core processor – and features a frame made entirely from aluminium.
Sony has confirmed both models will be coming to European and Asian markets later this year, but has not issued an exact release date or prices for the handsets.