CES 2013: Sony Unveils Xperia Z Handset, Xperia ZL As Well (Video)
Sony had a conference at CES 2013 just hours ago, making the Xperia Z official finally, after a long period of leaks. Formerly known as the Xperia Yuga and reviewed early by the Russian folks of Mobile Review, this device is Sony’s first 5 inch Full HD handset. You can admire it below and know that Sony also unveiled a model called Xperia ZL, that’s pretty much identical to the Zperia Z, with some design tweaks.
The Xperia Z and ZL pack a 5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display, with 441 ppi and a chassis that’s resilient to both dust and water contact. The handset packs a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz processor, with Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and microSD card slot. Sony’s phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and it’s meant to receive an update to Android 4.2 JB in the future. It also comes with 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and Glonass.
At the back there’s a 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, geotagging, face detection, image stabilizer, 1080p 30 fps capture and continuous autofocus. Xperia Z measures 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 146 grams. Sony Xperia ZL has the front camera repositioned and the width of the bezel around the screen smaller. The rest of the specs is exactly the same. No prices yet for both models.