Sony has officially unveiled its first smartphone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from day one: the Xperia Neo L MT25i, announced earlier today in China.
As its name suggests, the Xperia Neo L is the successor to the Neo and Neo V (which were introduced last year running Android 2.3 Gingerbread), although it doesn’t bring major hardware enhancements.
The new Neo L looks quite nice (in both black, and white), weighs 131.5 grams, and measures 121 × 61.1 ×12.2 mm – so it’s not among the slimmest handsets around. Apart from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device features a 4 inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display, HSDPA, 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, VGA front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, single-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, 1GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 32GB), and a 1,500 mAh battery.
For the moment, we don’t know if the Sony Xperia Neo L is a China-only handset, or if it will make it to other markets, too. The phone’s price and exact release date are also unknown.
Sony’s other new Xperias introduced this year – the Xperia Ion, Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia U, and Xperia Sola – are all running Android Gingerbread. However, they will receive updates to ICS before the end of 2012.