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Cincinnati Bell will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the Sony Xperia ZL; device launches May 1st

Cincinnati Bell will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the Sony Xperia ZL; device launches May 1st
Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell announced on Monday that it will be the first U.S. mobile operator to offer the Sony Xperia ZL. The device is the most compact of the 5 inch FHD equipped smartphones. Unlike most handsets where the screen makes up 60% to 68% of the body, the Sony Xperia ZL's glass accounts for a whopping 75% of the phone. Cincinnati Bell will have the handset available for $249.99 after a mail-in rebate and a signed 2-year contract, and the device will be available from the regional carrier's web site or stores starting on May 1st.

Smaller than the Sony Xperia Z and not water or dust proof like its brother, the 5 inch FHD display on the Sony Xperia ZL has an HD Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The 13MP rear camera captures video in 1080p and uses the Exmor RS sensor for clear and sharp pictures and video under all conditions. The Sony Xperia ZL is NFC supported and the Battery STAMINA mode extends the standby time on your device. The handset is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM onboard. With Android 4.1 pre-installed, the phone connects to 4G via HSPA+ connectivity.

AT&T is also expected to offer the Sony Xperia ZL, while pictures allegedly showing the Sony Xperia Z wearing T-Mobile's colors were leaked yesterday amid rumors that the operator is testing Sony's flagship model.

source: CincinnatiBell via AndroidCentral

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