Sony announces Xperia L1 with Android Nougat

Posted March 20, 2017

Sony today unveiled Xperia L1 smartphone following the launch of four new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress event held last month. The smartphone is powered by a 1.45GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T SoC and Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The smartphone looks quite similar to other Xperia handsets, which can be either a good or a bad thing depending on who you ask. There is anticipated release date for now, same with the suggested retail price for the Sony Xperia L1.

The Xperia L1 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280) LCD display.

There Xperia L1 camera setup consists of a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP wide-angle front-facing sensor, which is a fairly standard low to mid-range specification.

It was rumoured before MWC started that Sony would be announcing five new phones, and it seems that was accurate - the L1 just came along a little late. The device also comes with the latest Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 4G LTE connectivity, Dual-SIM support, and more.

Available colours include black, white and pink. It also comes with a 5-megapixel selfie camera and 16GB of memory, which can be boosted up to 256GB with a microSD card.

As of now, there has been no mention regarding the price of the Xperia L1, but according to AndroidHeadlines, the smartphone is expected to launch in select markets including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America in April.

Perhaps the most interesting feature, though, is the "Smart Cleaner", which promises to keep the phone fully optimised at all times by automatically removing unused processes and cached data.