Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sony announces Xperia Z and Xperia ZL - CES 2013

Sony's Xperia Z and ZL have already had some leaks recently including the leak of there images on sonymobile.com and then an extensive photo-shoot of Xperia Z. All leaks have been proved to be true today with Sony's announcement of  its flagship models, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, to the world at CES 2013.

Sony Xperia Z

The flagship model sports a 5 inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chipset, 13MP camera and Adrena 320 GPU - as we already expected. The main attraction of the phone is its screen which is built around Bravia Engine 2 and is promised to output amazing amount of colors and details. It sports a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor which is also supposed to be better then previous 13MP cameras from Sony.

The phone has also got an IP57 certification which means it has got dust and water resistance. It has a unibody design and has non-removable 2300 mAh battery to juice up the super stunning screen. It has also got all areas covered in the connectivity category. LTE, HSPA+, wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS(GLONASS too), NFC, FM Radio and micro SD card slot are all there.

Xperia Z runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean(with Sony's new custom launcher and skin atop of it) out of the box as expected and it goes retail in March for 528£ which converts to about 690$ which is quite close to previously leaked 19990 Bahts(655$) price tag.

Sony Xperia ZL

Sony also announced another flagship model, Xperia ZL, at this year's CES whose official image was also leaked a few days ago. It has exactly same internal specifications as compared to Sony's Xperia Z - 5 inch 1080p Bravia Engine 2 screen, 2GB RAM, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, a 13 MP Exmor RS sensor snapper and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean(with Sony's new custom launcher and skin atop of it). The connectivity department has been kept similar too. The things that differ it from Xperia Z are the absence of IP57 certification, and the thin profile and some changes in design department.

The pricing detail is about to be revealed yet and both the smartphones won't be available together in a market but Sony refused to give up any further details.

After this unveiling, it looks like Sony has prepared itself intelligently for the coming season of Smartphone wars and its getting interesting.


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