Adding on to the trio of Android-powered 4G LTE-enabled smartphones it announced last week, AT&T is once again expanding its high-speed lineup with the addition of the Sony Xperia TL.
The smartphone is going to sport a 4.6-inch 1080 x 720 (720p) display, and will pack a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 processor. Sony touts the Xperia TL as an impressive phone, so advanced that it will be featured in the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall.
Shipping with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) under the hood, the handset will be eligible for an upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) at a later date, though users will have some high-end features to keep them occupied in the mean time. Equipped with NFC-enabled sharing, the Sony Xperia TL's "one-touch" feature allows users to instantaneously share music and photos with other NFC capable devices, simply by touching them together.
Owners of Sony's latest flagship model will also receive one SmartTag in box, which lets users store device preferences from a variety of locations and situations using NFC. The Japanese company boasts the phone's ability to open and control volume on the music player if users head out for a run, turn on GPS and Bluetooth in the car or set an alarm and silence the phone's ringer at night via the SmartTag.
Pre-loaded with Sony media applications, such as Walkman, Movie and Album, with the latter featuring geo-mapping, 25+ new editing options and an improved layout for photo and video folders, the Xperia TL will house a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording and a 720p HD front-facing shooter.
While AT&T offering the Sony Xperia TL comes as no surprise -- a U.K. retailer let slip the news a few weeks ago -- the carrier confirmed the rumors with an official announcement today. Yet, the company neglected to mention details regarding a price and launch date.
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