Amazon Germany has priced the new Sony Xperia Z at €649 (16GB version), pretty much confirming what previous reports had suggested: customers won’t be able to buy the smartphone for less than €600 in Europe.
Amazon doesn’t say when it’s going to launch the handset in Germany. But it will happen either in February (when the Xperia Z could debut in Poland, for around €680), or in March, when the new device is expected to start shipping in the UK, for a price similar to the one asked by Amazon.
Meanwhile, the retailer doesn’t list the Xperia ZL, which could mean the Z model is the only new Sony smartphone you’ll be able to find in Germany. It looks like the ZL will not be released in the UK, either. Moreover, Italy seems to be out, too.
The Xperia Z and ZL share many of their features, including Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with Mobile Bravia engine, LTE connectivity, HSPA, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, 2MP front-facing camera, and MicroSD card support. Unlike the ZL, which is a tad smaller, the Z is dust-proof and waterproof.
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