Sony Just Announced Another New Phone: The Xperia L1

By Holly Brockwell on at

It feels like Mobile World Congress has only just finished, but despite unveiling no less than four new phones there, Sony has just announced another one: the Xperia L1.

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 new phone is undoubtedly a budget handset: a 5.5-incher with 720p screen, 16GB of storage (with microSD) and 2GB of RAM, 13MP and 5MP cameras, a 2620mAh battery, and a quad-core (4 x 1.45 GHz) MediaTek processor running Android Nougat.

Sony hasn't announced pricing yet, but the Xperia L1 is definitely coming to the UK, in black, white and pale pink. It's compatible with the £34.99 Xperia USB-C desk dock if you fancy paying over the odds for that.

Described as "An Xperia smartphone that performs as good as it looks" – top grammar there, guys – the phone includes Sony's Xperia Actions, which changes settings depending on your surroundings. For instance, Good Night Mode automatically darkens the screen puts the phone on 'Do Not Disturb' while you charge it overnight. It also has Smart Cleaner, which works by "automatically removing unused processes and cached data, for a smooth experience and longer-lasting device."

The Sony Xperia L1 will be released in late April.