The flagship Xperia Z was only the first new Android-based smartphone that Japanese mobile phone maker Sony had planned for launch this year, with the Sony C530X being another one, already rumored a few times before.
The handset is still unofficial, yet info on it has already emerged, suggesting that it might come to the market under the name of Xperia SP, while featuring the codename of HuaShan.
According to a recent article on XperiaBlog, the smartphone will arrive on shelves with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor packed inside, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T chipset, paired with Adreno 320 graphics.
Furthermore, the new mobile phone is said to arrive on shelves with a 4.6-inch touchscreen display, capable of delivering a 720p resolution.
On the back, the new Android smartphone is expected to sport an 8-megapixel photo snapper, with Exmor RS camera sensor, which suggests that it will be capable of providing users with appealing imaging capabilities.
The specifications list of this device is also rumored to include 8GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes.
Additionally, the handset is said to spot an aluminum frame on its side, while featuring a plastic back. It will also arrive with the transparent bar that last year’s Xperia units featured, and will enable users to personalize it to a certain extent.
Apparently, the Xperia SP will be heavier than Xperia ZL, at 155 grams (compared to 151 grams for the larger device), but will sport similar dimensions, it seems: 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98mm (Xperia ZL measures 131.7 x 69.8 x 9.8mm).
For the time being, however, none of the above has been officially confirmed, and we should wait for a formal announcement to be made to learn more on the matter. Chances are that we won’t have that long to wait, since Sony is expected to unveil the smartphone at MWC 2013 next week.