AT&T has just announced its launch plans for Sony newest flagship smartphone. The Xperia TL will sport a number of high-end features, but not a high-end price.
The stand-out feature will be a 13 megapixel main camera, while most of its competitors have an 8 MP one. This will support 1080p HD video recording, and Sony promises it will be ready to take pictures in 1.5 seconds.
The latest Xperia is going to sport a 4.6-inch, 1080 x 720 (720p) display.
On the inside will be a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 processor, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of interal storage, and a microSD card slot. Don’t look for the latest version of Google’s moble operating system, though. Instead, it will have Android 4.0 (ICS) — an upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is in developent, however.
Other features will include a support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network, a 720p HD front-facing camera, HDMI video out, and DLNA.
Coming Next Week
AT&T is going to introduce this handset on Friday, Nov. 2, a bit over a week from today.
It is being priced at $100 with a two-year contract. This a bit lower than some comperable models, but it might compensate for the fact that Sony’s smartphones haven’t built up a strong following in the U.S.
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The Xperia TL is going to be used by James Bond himself in his next movie, Skyfall. As the official Bond phone, it will come preloaded with exclusive Bond content which includes behind the scenes footage, interviews, clips, wallpapers, ring tones, and more.
This is going to be one of the first-generation of devices with NFC-enabled sharing The Sony Xperia TL’s “one-touch” feature will enable users to easily 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 the 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.