Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia L1, a mid-range product with Android Nougat that must compete with a large group of devices with modest specifications and prices more than tempting for the pockets more empty. It is a smartphone with 5.5-inch screen and 720p resolution, and powered by a 64-bit MediaTek chipset with quad-core CPU at 1.45 GHz clock frequency, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory Internal, the latter expandable up to 256 GB through microSD card slot.

Sony Xperia L1, form and content

Sony Xperia L1, cheap smartphone with interesting features 1

As for the multimedia section, this consists of a main camera of 13 megapixels with autofocus and LED flash and a front sensor of 5 megapixels. The built-in battery is 2,620 mAh. The Sony Xperia L1 runs a customized version of Android Nougat with technology "Xperia Actions", which will make the phone to learn and adapt to the habits of the user, automatically setting various settings depending on where you are and what you are doing.

"The Xperia L1 is a smartphone that combines form and functionality," says Tsutomu Sato, Director of Global Product Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. "It combines an immersive display with smooth operation and the iconic Sony design that users will be proud to show." The Xperia L1 will be sold in classic black and white colors and, in some markets, even a pink version.

This smartphone provides several modes that enhance the user experience. Good Night mode, for example, automatically switches to Do Not Disturb mode, lowering the brightness of the display and making sure that there is no interruption while charging the device. The Sony Xperia L1 is characterized by a rather linear design and rounded corners that favor the grip in one hand. The device will be available in select markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, North America and South America from the end of April 2017. No price is known yet.