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Sony's website leaks photos of Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL

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Sony's website leaks photos of Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL
You might recall that Sony was readying a couple of high-end Android models called Yuga and Odin. Just the other day, it turned out that the Yuga was purportedly renamed the Sony Xperia Z. And Sony's own website not only has a press shot of the Sony Xperia Z, but also shows off the Odin, which also has been renamed, to the Sony Xperia ZL. The speculation is that the Sony Xperia Z will be made available in the Japanese market while the slightly sleeker Sony Xperia ZL will be available in the rest of the world. Besides being a little more slender, the Xperia ZL also has its front facing camera at the bottom right of the device instead of on the top as with the other model.

The Sony Xperia Z (L) and Sony Xperia ZL (R); note the different front camera placement

The Sony Xperia Z (L) and Sony Xperia ZL (R); note the different front camera placement

Sony has yet to announce the specs, but the word is that both models will offer a 5 inch LCD display with 1080p, 441ppi pixel density, with a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor driving the phone. We'd bet it is the APQ8064 doing the heavy lifting, with the Adreno 320 handling the graphics. Did we mention the 2GB of RAM? No? Ok, both models are rumored to have 2GB of RAM and a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor on back. Android 4.1.2 is pre-installed and LTE connectivity is expected. 

One recent report had Sony introducing the Sony Xperia Z at CES 2013 in Las Vegas on January 8th and then launching it exactly one week later on January 15th. Perhaps as we get closer to CES, Sony will reveal some more official word about the their two new flagship handsets.

source: SonyMobile (1), (2) via Engadgetenespanol (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 17:44 16

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Nice :)

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:31 10

11. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


yes these liook like top quality handsets from Sony's camp...very exciting!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:02 8

34. MeoCao (unregistered)


Sony build quality is always excellent and those phones are not exception.

I can't wait to see how the software looks like, especially the camera.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 08:49 2

51. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Definitely very nice looking design as always with Sony, could have the specifications to be the best phone(s) on the market depending on what else is shown at CES, unfortunately I'm stuck on a 2 year contract with my Xperia S!

p.s. I also have a feeling PA has got it the wrong way round and that the Z will be the international version and the ZL will be Japan-only.. ZL is meant to have an IR blaster and I don't see that being made available worldwide yet.. time will tell, very exciting!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:56 1

22. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Never thought I'd like a wendygarett comment, maybe not that much of an iMareep after all...lol.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:29 1

29. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm no longer a mareep :)

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:45 1

39. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Yup, now you are a Sony Xperia ZORUA

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:11 1

42. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lmao :)

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 05:21 1

48. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


If it is true and front facing camera will be at the lower-right corner then I'm disappointed.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 17:55 7

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


YES!!!!!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 17:56 9

3. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


my first xperia will be one of these....

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 17:58 11

4. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I like the design

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:00 6

25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


i love the design

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:22 4

37. _.Apple.Royally._ (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


We also do®

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:01 10

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


ZL please.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:35 3

14. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Looks like that's the international version so it appears the ZL will be the US/international version. The Japanese version is the Xperia Z with the front facing camera placed where it should be, the top!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:53 4

18. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


No, the Z is the one for the most of the world. The ZL may also be in the same markets as the Z, which I find strange but oh well. It will also come later in the markets in which it is also offered alongside the Z. The ZL should make it's way to the USA.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 02:56 1

46. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Don't really care where the front facing camera is. I hardly use it anyway.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:04 10

6. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Sony ftw!! Starting today, Sony will be pushing out true Sony phones. :)

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:02 2

33. _.Apple.Royally._ (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


We like that to®

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:08 2

7. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


great more android phone on the market

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:57 8

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


great same iPhone models on the next market

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:11 4

8. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Won't be on Verizon I bet. *Sad face*

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:13 5

9. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


They both look really good. I've been apprehensive about phones with screens biggr than 4.5", as I'm still getting used to using my GNex and it's 4.65" screen. However, the Xperia Z/ZL could definitely change my mind. Way to go Sony!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:55 5

21. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


The ZL I think will be smaller than your GNex...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:17 7

10. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Time for my old phone to retire wen the ZL will release.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:33 6

12. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


These pictures tell me that it's time to save some money !

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:34 4

13. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Xperia ZL for the US with Hsdpa + , 1000000000000 please's.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:51 3

17. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


It is a world phone. It will have LTE for the majority of the worlds' bands.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:50 5

15. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


I'm not a fan of a large handset , but by the picture it's clear that the ZL have a minimalistic bezel borders which make me guess it's going to be very compact handset compering to the competition out there, i'm expecting its physical size to be very close to Lg optimus G which for me and many out there, is a good size phone to be pocketable and one hand handled.

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