Sony Xperia SP front, rear leak

After taking the wraps off of the Sony Xperia Z and ZL at CES last month, a new rumor suggests that Sony's got another new Xperia up its sleeve for MWC next week. The folks at XperiaBlog claim to have been told by a "trusted source" that Sony is prepping a device known as the Xperia SP (also known as C530X and "HuaShan") that'll include a 4.6-inch 720p display on its face. The body of the Xperia SP will reportedly have an aluminum frame around its sides, a plastic backside and a customizable transparent bar at the bottom of its face like we saw on the Xperia U last year. Rounding out the list of rumored Xperia SP features is a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T processor, 8-megapixel shooter, 8GB storage and a microSD slot.

While the Xperia SP looks to be a mid-range device when stacked up next to the quad-core Xperia Z and its 5-inch 1080p display, the SP's rumored spec sheet still has some respectable features on it. For example, the 720p display resolution is still fairly high, and the screen's 4.6-inch size could make the Xperia SP an attractive option for anyone that's not into all of the 5-inch and larger phones that we've been seeing as of late. There's no word yet on when or where the Xperia SP might be hitting store shelves, but an official introduction is expected to go down at MWC, so we should hear more then. Would any of you be interested in the Xperia SP if it makes its way stateside?

Via Android Central, Xperia Blog (1), (2)

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Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw Any news on the sony Z?
Shaun Lim
Shaun Lim what? next xperia looks like the iphone 5 hahaha
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski 4.7" should be the new minimum for phones. my note 2 is perfect size for me. i hate small screens with small keyboards. cant comment on sony as i never owned one.
Howie Eastin
Howie Eastin Hmm...so if this is on the Sony Xperia, why are you using a pic of the iPhone 5?
Jude Fils-Aime
Jude Fils-Aime then why am i seeing the crappy iphone next too the XPERIA ARTICLE
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Lol @ the iPhone pic..
Alex Wagner
Alex Wagner Haha. Ignore the iPhone thumbnail, everyone. Apparently Facebook decided to get a little wonky and insert that even though there isn't supposed to be a thumbnail.
Jessica Wiseman
Jessica Wiseman Yessss! I love my notification bar. One reason I didn't want an iPhone
Eric Magana
Eric Magana I want the xperia Z
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???S??? S??????? why placing an iphone pic on a xperia post?
CeeGii Borels
CeeGii Borels iPhone pic?
Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams A big help on my Galaxy S IV, not sure how I've gone without it!
Ian Baylon
Ian Baylon Sounds like the new Sense?
Gian Carlo Mirasol
Gian Carlo Mirasol No! D HTC one is a game changer!
Mazen Tiberius Eshak
Mazen Tiberius Eshak What's with the iPhone..?
Joshua Serna
Joshua Serna subliminal message that its going to be like the iphone 5
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez Why is there a picture of an iPhone 5?
Eric Mitchell
Eric Mitchell Any reason to using the iPhone 5 as a thumbnail?
Dan Daniel
Dan Daniel important NO, BUT very cool for sure

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