Sony is ticking off 2013 with the new Sony Xperia Z smartphone, a 5-inch 1080p powerhouse embedded with a 13-megapixel camera at the back and a 2-megapixel version on the front in a waterproof glass casing.
The tech specs of Xperia ZL include measurement of 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and 146gm, runs on Jelly Bean on Qualcomm’s S4 Pro APQ8064+MDM9215 quadcore with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM; it’ll be Android 4.1, with a 4.2 upgrade and internal storage of 16GB. Connectivity includes LTE and HSPA+, depending on local market, along with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MHL-HDMI, aGPS/GPS/GLONASS, and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB cards.
The phone is powered by a 2,330 mAh non-removable battery good for up to 14 hours of UMTS talk time or up to 510 hours of LTE standby. Further, there is a Battery STAMINA Mode option to the settings, which – when enabled – turns off any background data use while the screen is turned off. A whitelist allows select apps to remain active, but Sony says that with STAMINA turned on, run time is extended up to fourfold. The system learns from your usage style and that of different apps to automatically adjust its runtime estimate according to which apps are in the whitelist.
The Xperia ZL is a variant of the Xperia Z with a slightly different design. The Xperia ZL has its front camera placed in the bottom right corner of the front panel, it is slightly lighter than the Xperia Z. It shares almost all of the specifications as the regular Xperia Z, but in a shorter, slightly thicker housing; it’s also not waterproof.
The Xperia Z, the ZL will launch this March. Certain markets will get the Sony Xperia ZL only.The pricing is yet to be revealed.