Sony has released an entry level smartphone dubbed the Xperia L1. This is an unexpected move from Sony, as the Japanese Company does not concentrate too much on budget smartphones. The budget phone is available in three colours options namely Black, White and Pink.

The Xperia L1 sports a 5.5-inch HD(720p) display. The design is pretty familiar to other Sony smartphones. The smartphones features almost zero side bezels with a large top and bottom bezels. It is worthy to note that this was the case even with the Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphones launched at CES last month.

The budget smartphone is powered by MediaTek MT6737T SoC which is a quad core processor with each core clocked at 1.45Ghz and a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. This system is coupled with 2GB of RAM and the device comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card.

As for optics, the Xperia L1 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel Front Camera, which includes a 24mm wide angled lens with f/2.2 aperture. The budget smartphones contains all the basic connectivity options like dual sim, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, and USB Type-C.

The smartphone is fuelled by a 2620 mAh battery.Though the smartphone does not support fast charging, it comes with a few useful power saving modes like a STAMINA mode. It also includes Xperia Actions, which adapts the device to your time and surrounding.

Unfortunately, we do not have any information with regard to pricing and the smartphone is expected to launch in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America in April.

  • David A Cole

    Lol, Sony will get murdered if they price this anywhere over $200, even at $200 it’s high for very mediocre specs.