Xperia Z and dual SIM Xperia ZL (Odin) confirmed by Sony’s website
Although Sony has yet to issue a press release about them, the Xperia Z (aka Yuga) and Xperia ZL (previously seen as Xperia X Odin) smartphones are now officially confirmed by the company’s website – here and here.
Moreover, after last night’s press photo of the Xperia Z, we now have an image of the Xperia ZL, too. The ZL looks a bit different than the Z – although it’s just a dual SIM version of it. Since both handsets come with a similar 5 inch 1080p display, the Xperia ZL appears to be a tad smaller, as its top and bottom bezel is narrower.
Sized-up against each other, the Xperia ZL and Xperia Z should look like this (the ZL is on the left, the one with the front-facing camera placed at the bottom):
It’s said that the Xperia Z is dust and waterproof, while the Xperia ZL is not. That aside, both devices should come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, NFC, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 12MP (or 13MP) rear camera.
Sony will likely showcase the two new Xperias at CES 2013 later this month (January 8 – 11). It remains to be seen how much they’ll cost, and exactly where they’re going to be available.