Customers in India, Russia and Australia can already enjoy the brand new Sony Xperia ZL, and now it is time for US customers. The handset is now available for pre-orders in black, white and red at Sony’s US store and we expect it to start shipping around April 1. This is a good news, but pricing details may get your blood pressure up. The LTE-enabled version (model number C6506) is offered at price of $759.99. For the HSPA+ model (C6502) you will have to pay a bit less – $719.99. Keep in mind though, that these are just manufacturer’s suggested retail prices, and when the phone reaches online retailers, certainly it will not be priced so high.
Sony Xperia ZL Smartphone – Overview
The Sony Xperia ZL features a 1080 x 1920p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and as of February 2013 offers the highest screen size to phone size ratio (75.84%) of any phone ever announced. The handset is powered by a 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and offers 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory with expansion slot for up to 32 GB cards.
The phone is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile and HDR video as well as a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Xperia ZL’s powerful battery provides up to 10 hours talk time and up to 500 hours standby time, and thanks to Battery STAMINA mode, which turns off unused functions when the display is off, you can use your phone even longer on one charge.
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