Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will reach the shores of Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia before the end of Q1 and is very likely to be launched in other regions shortly after.
The Xperia Z will be made available in Black, White and Purple color variants, while the Xperia ZL will be up for grabs in Black and White versions. The device package is said to contain Sony MH-EX300AP headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronization, file transfer and user documentation.
However, there is no officially confirmation on the pricing of these devices in the region just yet.
Sony made a real deal with their Xperia Z and ZL announcement at CES this year.
Besides the 5-inch 1080p screen, the Xperia Z features a 13MP camera with an Exmor RS sensor, which is supposedly improved over last year’s Exmor R lineup. There is also a built-in real-time HDR mode for shooting video, which sounds intriguing, to say the least.
Here’s some camera samples and also a HDR video taken by the Xperia Z :
Back to yesterday we brought you a report that the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be joining forces to tackle the competition in Canada.
Today, courtesy of Sony Xperia CA, comes a confirmation that the Xperia ZL will be Canada-bound, which is great news for those who fancy it over the more slender Xperia Z.
It looks that earlier infos that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL aren’t going to share markets was wrong – Sony Mobile’s Twitter account posted a message saying that both Xperia Z an ZL will be available in Canada.
Both Android phones have some differences, you can check out it here Z and ZL for the full details.
Anyway, it’s a good thing that Sony giving users oppurtunity to choose which model they want.
Worldwide launch plans are still not officially announced yet, so it’s unclear if other regions like mainland Europe, the UK and Australia (all of which are slated to get the Xperia Z) will have such a choice.
Both Android phones were announced during CES and they share a lot of their specs, including screen and chipset. The Xperia Z is thin (7.9mm) and waterproof, but has a larger footprint (139 x 71mm), while the Xperia ZL is not water-proof and is thicker (9.8mm), but it’s smaller (131.6 x 69.3).
The Sony Xperia Z, which was known as the Yuga until a few days ago, has leaked once again, this time in a series of images extracted from what is likely a promo video.
The new images tell us that the smartphone will feature a water resistant chassis on a “skeleton frame structure”, and a 13MP Exmor RS camera accompanied by HDR photo and video capability.
The images also confirm what we already know about the device, including the 5 inch FullHD Reality display, and quad-core APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 chipset. The Z is set to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box.
Our earlier leak hinted at an MSRP of roughly $655 when the Z hits retail, although we expect to have full details on the Xperia Z and all other Sony devices from CES 2013 in just a few short days, so be sure to check back with us.
2012 is gone and Sony is gearing up to announce its flagship Android phones for the new year. Two official images managed to slip through the cracks before the January 7 press conference, those of the Sony Xperia Z and the Xperia Odin.
Both images are hosted on SonyMobile.com and in the case of the Xperia Z, the image filename confirms the name (the phone used to be known by its ‘Yuga’ codename).
The Sony Xperia Z will enter the arena with other phones with 5” 1080p screens this year but it also puts Sony into the quad-core race with its Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. The Z will come out with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch.
The Xperia Z packs a 12MP camera, which reportedly performs better than the 13MP shooter on the Xperia T. There’s a dedicated shutter key.
We found out a lot more details about it from the early preview of a pre-production unit.
Sony’s next flagship, the C660X Xperia Yuga, is bound to get a more market-friendly name before launch and rumor has it that it will be Xperia Z. The phone will also have IP certification for dust and water resistance and a low-reflectivity screen.
The Sony Xperia Z is set to receive IP57 certification for dust and water resistance, similar to the upcoming Xperia V or the HTC J Butterfly. Despite this however, the smartphone will have a pretty compact slim body measuring 139 x 71 x 7.9mm. There’s no info on the weight yet, though.
One of the key features of the Sony Xperia Z will be the 5″ 1080p screen. It will reportedly use Sony’s OptiContrast technology (Xperia V and Xperia Tablet S use the same tech). Sony mostly uses it on TV’s to reduce glare.
The official announcement of the Sony C660X Xperia Z won’t happen this year but it may come as early as the second week of 2013 at CES.