Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Confirmed, Reportedly Coming at CES 2013

Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

After an endless string of Sony Yuga rumors, now we have the official confirmation for the flagship smartphone, that will be launched by the Japan-based company as Sony Xeria Z.

A photo that appeared on Sony’s page, pictures a terminal with a design similar to the one of the Yuga prototype. The smartphone is supposed to pack a 5-inch full HD display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 320 GPU.

Sony Xperia Z comes with a primary 13 megapixel camera that makes use of the company’s porprietary Exmor RS sensor, and a front facing camera for video calls. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it seems it will pack a water resistant case.

Sony Xperia Z might be officially unveiled on January 7th at CES 2013, sources claiming that it could go on sale as of January 15th. Rumor has it that the smartphone will have a price around $650 in Japan, contract free.

It seems that the international model will have a price similar to the one of the Xperia TX model, priced around $600 on certain markets.

The other smartphone confirmed by Sony is Xperia ZL, which looks like a redesigned variant of Xperia Z, a device that was spotted in the benchmark logs as C650X Odin.

The photo published by Sony pictures a smartphone that is slightly shorter than Xperia Z, even though the display seems to be a 5-inch unit, as well.

Xperia ZL received a repositioned front-facing camera, now placed in the bottom end of the smartphone. The notifications LED was also repositioned in the bottom end of the device, below the capacitive home button.

The rumored specifications of the Sony Xperia ZL are the same as of Xperia Z: full HD 5-inch display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 13 megapixel primary camera.

For the time being there are no details regarding the price or the release date of Sony Xperia ZL, but I hope we will be able to find out more next week, at CES 2013.