The Sony Xperia Odin is the second high-end phone expected from the Japanese company and it has remained more elusive than its Xperia Z sibling. An official image from the SonyMobile.com leaked giving us the first proper look of the upcoming handset. The image refers to the phone as Xperia ZL, so this will be probably its retail name and not Xperia X as some earlier rumors suggested.
Some specs surfaced online, too. According to Vietnamese site SeCafe.vn the Xperia ZL, will be thicker and heavier than the Xperia Z.
By the sound of it, it will have a unibody design with a small cover on the back allowing access to the SIM card and microSD card slots. Speaking of the back, the Sony Xperia ZL will have a patterned plastic back similar to that of the Xperia E Dual rather than the glossy, glass-like plastic of the Xperia Z.
The front-facing camera on the Xperia Odin is placed in the lower-right corner (you can see it in the image). That’s an odd placement, but we’ve seen it before on the Nokia N9.
The Xperia ZL is slated to get an IP57 certification, just like the Z. By the way, the earlier images of the Odin/ZL (a render and live photo) are either of a different phone or of an early prototype that didn’t have the final design.