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

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.

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

Related phones

Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

Nice :)

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

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.

51. Aaron_R96 unregistered

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!

22. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

29. wendygarett unregistered

I'm no longer a mareep :)


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Yup, now you are a Sony Xperia ZORUA

42. wendygarett unregistered

Lmao :)

48. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2281; Member since: Sep 21, 2012


3. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

4. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I like the design

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

i love the design

37. _.Apple.Royally._

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

We also do®

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

ZL please.

14. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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!

18. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

46. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

6. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

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

33. _.Apple.Royally._

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

We like that to®

7. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

great more android phone on the market

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

great same iPhone models on the next market

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

9. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 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!

21. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

10. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

12. smallworld

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

13. alila2

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

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

17. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

15. alila2

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless