Today, FCC has approved the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone which was announced by the Japanese manufacturer at the CES 2013 event in Las Vegas, last month.
The device hitting the FCC indicates that it will be available in the US very soon. But there’s no information to which carriers the device will be heading and when it will be available.
The device is running 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 and more. The Sony Xperia ZL smartphone is not certified for IPX5/7 (Water-resistance) and IP5X (Dust-resistance) unlike the Sony Xperia Z.
In terms of connectivity, the device supports a micro USB 2.0, microHDMI port via MHL, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, and more.
Yesterday, we reported that the Sony Xperia ZL will be available in early March in Europe. Sony Mobile already announced that it will be offering the 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.
We’ll keep you updated.