Last month at the CES 2013 event in New York, Sony Mobile announced its flagship smartphone Sony Xperia Z along with the Sony Xperia ZL officially.
Now, Sony is going to start the sales of the Xperia ZL smartphone in European regions. Sony Russia will reportedly offer the smartphone in early March.
The device is powered by Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile OS out of the box, sporting a 5-inch HD Reality display with 1920 X 1080 pixels of resolution, 443 ppi of pixel density, powered by Qualcomm’s APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four 1.5GHz Krait cores, 2GB of RAM to keep things running, 13MP rear facing camera with and Exmor RS sensor and HDR mode for both stills and video, a front-facing 2 megapixel shooter with Exmor R sensor for forwarding video chats, 16GB onboard storage, microSD card slot for memory expansion support up to 64GB, micro USB 2.0, microHDMI port via MHL support, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and 2,300mAh battery.
But the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone is not certified for IPX5/7 (Water-resistance) and IP5X (Dust-resistance unlike the Xperia Z.
Last month just after Sony announced the Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia Canada confirmed via its official twitter account that the device will be heading to Canada although it didn’t reveal the release date. You can note that Sony Mobile already announced that it will be offering Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL in South East Asia in the first quarter of this year.
The Sony Xperia ZL is expected to be available for 27,490 RUB (€690) which is around $902. It will be available in Black and White color.
We’ll keep you updated.