The Sony Xperia ZL is an odd device. It’s basically identical to the Xperia Z on the inside, yet it’s less tall and narrower, all while being thicker. Oh, and it’s not ruggedized as the Z, so it’s not water and dust proof. Yet we’ve had some indications that it will be priced similarly to its brother.
The Xperia ZL still seems to us like it was born out of Sony’s inability to pick between two different, competing designs it had cooked up for its early 2013 flagship. Yet the ZL will always have the unfortunate honor of being ‘the other flagship’. The mindshare is mostly with the Z, and Sony seems to be focusing more of its marketing on the Z. At least for now, we’ll see what happens in the near future.
Speaking of that, the Sony Xperia ZL is headed to AT&T in the US. We wonder what exact thought process is employed by carriers to choose one of Sony’s twins, but regardless – AT&T’s pick is the Xperia ZL. This handset has been spotted at the FCC sporting all the necessary bands for it to be offered by AT&T.
There’s an extremely small chance that this model will get sold unlocked by Sony and not by AT&T directly, although in that case we have to ask – why tailor it to one specific carrier? We’re expecting this not to remain a mystery for long, so stay tuned.
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