JAPANESE PHONE MAKER Sony's Xperia SP smartphone will be available on O2 and Three in the UK, the mobile operators revealed today.
Both O2 and Three added the Sony Xperia SP to their respective 'Coming Soon' webpages today. While Three kept quiet on a release date, O2 revealed that it will start selling the handset later this month, although both firms have stayed mum on pricing details.
However, if the handset's £322.80 SIM-free price tag is anything to go by, the Sony Xperia SP is likely to cost around £25 a month on each network, with Three likely to bundle unlimited data. O2, on the other hand, probably won't.
Three has also revealed that the phone will support its fast DC-HSDPA network when it arrives on shelves, which it claims can match EE's 4G speeds.
The Sony Xperia SP was unveiled alongside the cheaper Xperia L in March as an affordable alternative to Sony's flagship Xperia Z smartphone. The firm isn't asking users to comprimise too much, as the Xperia SP features a nippy Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 1.7GHz processor, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system and a 4.7in HD screen with the firm's Bravia technology.
There's also an 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, integrated NFC, 8GB of expandable storage and 4G LTE. The Sony Xperia SP will also be available in two different models, black and white.
Check out our Sony Xperia SP hands-on review, or watch us get our mitts on the phone in the video below. µ
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