• Sony Mobile Communications Inc.'s Xperia booth is seen at the Tokyo Game Show 2016 on September 16, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Game Show 2016 is held from September 15 to Septem.

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.'s Xperia booth is seen at the Tokyo Game Show 2016 on September 16, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Game Show 2016 is held from September 15 to Septem. (Photo : Getty Images/ Tomohiro Ohsumi)

After receiving its latest certification in Russia, Sony officially announced its entry-level smartphone Xperia L1. The said smartphone boasts a large display on a near edge-to-edge screen and an efficient mobile chipset, along with smart software features.

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The Sony Xperia L1 features a 5.5-inch display with 720X1080 screen resolution. Its physical chassis comes with Sony's traditional rectangular shape while running on its edges gives users a smooth rounded finish.

The bezel-less look on this Xperia L1 follows the company's venture on near bezel-less displays. However, this smartphone still features large bezels above and below the screen that is the same with Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XA1 Ultra phones.

Under the hood, the Sony Xperia L1 device is powered by a 1.45GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T chipset and Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM, NDTV reported. Despite a low-end spec on its innards, Sony claims that this smartphone delivers "smooth performance." The device comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded via microSD card slot.

Another selling point on the Sony Xperia L1 is its smart software features like the "Xperia Actions." This mode aims to adapt the phone's settings and functionality based on the user's environment, Tech Radar reported. For example, it adapts the device to match the time and the surroundings, by dimming the display and setting the phone to "do not disturb" automatically as part of a "good night" mode.

In addition, the Smart Cleaner feature works in the phone's background, which automatically removes cached data and unused processes.

In its optics department, the Xperia L1 camera module features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. Up front, it comes with a 5-megapixel sensor that can cover a 24mm wide angle and goes with f/2.2 aperture.

On the software front, the Sony Xperia L1 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. Its battery information reveals a small 2,620 mAh battery, which supports Qnovo Adaptive Charging to extend the lifespan of the cell. The smartphone still carries Sony's STAMINA mode for battery saving and extra juice.

Its connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The smartphone measures 151x74x8.7mm and weigh 180 grams.

As of this writing, the price and availability for the Sony Xperia L1 are not known, although several rumors suggest that the smartphone is expected to launch in select markets including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America in April.