You might recall that Sony was readying a couple of high-end Android models called Yuga
. 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
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
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