Looks like there is truth to the rumors after all and Sony is gearing up to launch both the high-end smartphones in its January 7 event. But, the two devices couldn't just remain hidden and there images were leaked through sonymobile.com itself.
The first one to be leaked is Sony Xperia Z which was the rumored as the Yuga phone. This was actually confirmed by its file name on the website. The smartphone is Sony's path to enter the phablet arena as it is a 5" 1080p device. Not only that, it is also the first Sony smartphone to sport a quad-core power house(Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro) at its heart. It also sports a 12MP shooter and is supposed to be running on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. It is also slated to be awarded an IP57 certification.
The second image to be leaked is of Sony Xperia ZL, the device that was codenamed Odin C650X. There aren't much details about the device but it is rumored to be thicker and heavier than its Z sibling. Also, its supposed to have a plastic patterned back instead of the glossy glass one of the Sony Xperia Z. It is also supposed to be a unibody design with a cover for the SIM card slot and the microSD slot. One of the important things to note is that its front camera is in the lower right corner which is an odd placement. I guess Sony is imitating Nokia N9 here but who knows the real reason. Also, the device is queued to get an IP57 certification just like its Z brother.
Both the devices are quite lucrative and we are eager to see them launch. They will be unveiled by Sony during its January 7 press conference.