The smartphone packs in a 4.6-inch 720p HD display. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor along with Adreno 320 GPU. Sony Xperia SP has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB through microSD card.
Camera wise, Sony Xperia SP comes with an 8-megapixel auto focus shooter with LED Flash and a VGA one in the front. As per Sony, the Xperia SP comes with a colour-changing 'transparent element' with customised illumination, which can be personalised to alert you of incoming calls and text messages. You can also set the illuminations to pulse to the beat of your favourite music.
Sony Xperia SP runs on Android 4.1 and the company has indicated that it will be rolling out an update to Android 4.2 in due course of time. Connectivity options include, Wi-Fi 820.11 a/b/g/n, DNLA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS with Glonass. The smartphone comes with a 2370 mAh battery.
The smartphone will be available in two colour options - black and white. To sweeten the deal the company is giving a phone case worth Rs. 1,990 free with the Xperia SP.
Sony had recently launched the Xperia Z (Review | Pictures) in India for Rs.38,990. It features a 5-inch full-HD display (1920X1080). The smartphone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Internally, it packs in a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. For camera, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera.
The Xperia Z is IP55 and IP57 certified, making it water and dust resistant, features a full glass exterior, is 7.9mm thin weighing 149 grams and has a 2,330mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
Sony Xperia SP key specifications