Sony Xperia L now available for purchase in the U.S.Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Sony has been on a bit of a roll with its effort to sell unlocked Android hardware through its online store. After kicking off pre-orders for the Xperia ZL in late March, Sony began its Xperia Tablet Z presale, then it started selling the Xperia Z and Xperia SP in early May. Now another unlocked handset has hit Sony's online shop, and this time it's the Xperia L that's been made available to U.S. consumers.
Originally introduced in March 2013, the Xperia L features a 4.3-inch 854x480 touchscreen and a camera on its face, along with an 8-megapixel shooter around back. If those were the two slices of bread on the Xperia L sandwich, then the fixins in the middle would include a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8230 processor, 8GB storage, microSD card slot, 1GB RAM and NFC connectivity. The Xperia L sandwich also comes with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean spread, and its UMTS 21Mbps HSPA+ 850/1700/1900/2100 seasoning means that it can be paired with AT&T and T-Mobile's networks in the U.S.
With a spec list like that, the Xperia L looks to be a low to mid-range Android sandwich handset. Sony has priced it accordingly, asking $349.99 for the unlocked, contract-free device. Interested customers can choose between white, black and red versions of the Xperia L, and orders of all three units are expected to ship out on May 23. If the Sony Xperia L sounds like it'd be a good fit for your lunch box or your pocket, you can step right up to the counter and place your order using the Sony Store link below.