Sony sends out email to tell us the extraordinary is coming

Sony sends out email to tell us the extraordinary is coming
With CES 2013 starting this Tuesday, Sony has sent out an email saying that "The extraordinary is coming". The message goes on to add that "In just three days we will introduce something extraordinary to the world and we can't wait to show you what it can do. Stay tuned for more..." Three days would take us to the CES 2013 show in Las Vegas where Sony is expected to show off the new Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia ZL. We've already seen leaked photos of both models and while there are some cosmetic differences between the pair, both have 5 inch 1080p screens with 441ppi pixel density and quad-core processors.

Quad-core powered Android handsets with 5 inch 1080p screens seem to be in this year and we should see a few other such models introduced at CES 2013 such as the Huawei Ascend D2 and the ZTE Grand S. Still, that doesn't mean that we aren't intrigued by Sony's email as we are sure you are too.

source: XperiaBlog via MobileSyrup

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Xperia ZL
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2370 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered



Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I wish I could afford the SONY Z series laptop, way to expensive at £3000 for there ultimate version.

46. Aaron_R96 unregistered

Hope they bring out some new tablets at CES, it might be unlikely though.. we shall see! And same, I'd love a Z series VAIO, I have the T series though so I'm not too fussed! :)

24. Mkondrak unregistered

PS3? nah probably E3


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wow this is a concept design, this phone will kill destroy everything out there for the long coming years, but just let down buy specs, in comparison to the S4. When it comes to design nothing, no one can beat SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

extraordinary .. 21 mp camera

20. oister85 unregistered

Why people bash o Samsung so much, true they make plastic phones but a least is quality plastic, just like the HTC they have high quality plastic.

41. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I also love my walkman Z... Sammy makes a great phone, but some (including myself) are suckers for "Premium feel"

16. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Pity its made by Sony ;) They made good phones when they partnered wih erricson and then slowly ruined them. Last good phone they made was the k800i imo.

15. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I want to know about the Xperia ZL! The Xperia Z is too big! The ZL, supposedly, have the same specs and is close to one finger smaller.

12. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

2012 was an amazing year for smartphones...looks like 2013 will blow it out of the water starting with Sonys phone. Im more curious about Blackberry myself.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i think it's going to gave something to do with the camera... if not the only extraordinary thing at this point is if a phone's battery can be able to recharge itself while not in use... good luck sony


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Big SONY fan here, SONY give us the Experia ZL with MMS 8960 PRIME S4 CHIP 6 cores clocked at 2.0Hz and Adreno 320 with Quadcore GPU overclocked GPU at 700MHZ with along 4.GB RAM.

10. freebee269

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

6 core cpu with 4gb ram. sounds like a 2014 phone. i really hope this xperia Z comes with atleast a 2500 mah battery.

25. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

4GB RAM does, but 6 cores doesn't. I fully expect an 8 core phone by year end. Would not be surprised if one comes out within 6 months.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You can have upto 8 cores bye Android and Qualcomm S4

50. romeo1

Posts: 829; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

They where talking about 2800-3100 mah battery

45. Aaron_R96 unregistered

If you were a big Sony fan, you'd know how to spell 'Xperia'

49. romeo1

Posts: 829; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

XD Good one

6. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

S4 gonna kill this with fire. i love SONY products got a vita ps3, psp, sony tv and headphone but not their phones. their lack of updates disgust me.

47. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

No matter what phone they release i wont be buying it until it i know that they are going to support it with software updates. Which will take some time after the release of this phone, so ill be skipping this one i think.

5. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Sony is in trouble and desperate. I can sniff it

18. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Nice one, Sony is doomed right ?? I have been hearing that since 2005.

38. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

yah, their doomed at 3rd spot in US & 2nd to samsung at UK for android!! I cant believed that they are really in a big trouble and desperate :))) hahahaha

2. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Once announced, Sony need to release their new phones quickly. I'm tempted by the Z but if it's released in March/April it'll be dangerously close to the S4.

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

just out of curosity, whats the S4 gonna have that this wont ? Besides more specs from the S3 and the SAME PLASTIC BUILD!

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

More features from the new Touchwiz, better specs, and probably some new enhancements to the S-AMOLED display (other than pixel density). And I have faith that Samsung will pull off something in the design department... At the very least, they might get rid of that hyper gloss finish. Don't get me wrong, the Xperia Z will be one hell of a device, but unless Sony does something amazing with their UI (it's good right now, but not quite there yet), and maybe throw in a little something special of theirs with it, the GS4 will out-shine the Z big time. All the Z has right now over the GS4 is the design (but Sammy may surprise us), and the camera. But, let's wait until they're official before comparing. Speculation can only go so far.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Touchwiz is hideous in my opinion but that's a personal opinion

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

true for the most part but lets be honest here aside from MORE useless features, more pixel density BUT probably the same display nontheless, the S4 will sell BECAUSE SAMSUNG IS ALREADY ESTABLISHED! Bumping up the size to 4.9 inches or whatever it is supposed to be, will start to make them look like apple! And by that i mean they are becoming the enemy in which they so desperatly hate and are jealous of! you know? New phone with minor adjustments so they feel they can tell the world ITS REVOLOUTIONARY! Im expecting this camera to be really good from sony as well as the build.......That alone wins me over from samsungs cartoony ui But like you said lets wait and see whats in store before speculating

28. SleepingOz unregistered

ROFLMAO! Of all the BS you've been spitting about Samsung so far, I think this one is your masterpiece! Except may be the one, where you claimed that the reason why GNOTE II's is selling well is because GSIII owners were ruining themselves by purchasing it in order to support Samsung. Anyway! "New phone with minor adjustments so they feel they can tell the world ITS REVOLOUTIONARY!" HAHAHAHAHA WTF?! Actually, based on your interpretation, every manufacturer out there are becoming like apple then. And basically, you are judging a company based on your own biased speculations about their future products. WOW! You, kid, deserve an an award for that! #thumbup!

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