Today, Sony Mobile announced the Xperia neo L smartphone in China, the company’s first smartphone that would ship with Android ICS pre-installed on to it. The Xperia neo L is a successor to the Xperia neo and neo V smartphones that were introduced last year. The handset does not seem to carry major changes on the hardware front in comparison to its predecessors, it seems that the processor and other related specs remain more or less the same. The Xperia neo L sports a 4-inch FWVGA Display (854×480 pixels), 1GHz Single-Core Qualcomm processor, 1GB internal storage with Micro SD card support up to 32GB, 512MB RAM, 5MP camera with LED Flash (supports HD Video recording up to 720p), VGA front facing camera, 1500 mAh battery, and the key ingredient to the mix is Android Ice Cream Sandwich that comes pre-loaded.
The exact date for the product release or its exact availability is yet to be revealed. We still speculate whether the handset would only be available to markets wide China or would be released globally.
We also saw some great Android handsets that were introduced earlier this year by Sony that include the Xperia P, Xperia U, and Xperia Sola. All devices boast great specs, but still await an upgrade to Android ICS, which should hopefully come through by the end of this year.