Although CES is over it is time to close to the end all the rumors and speculations about Sony’s Odin project that we have been spreading for the past months. This week, along with Sony’s flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z, codenamed earlier as Yuga, Sony officially announced its sibling – the Sony Xperia ZL, codenamed Odin. Unlike its older brother, the Sony Xperia ZL comes with more compact design and without the waterproof feature what will definitely make it more affordable. The handset is expected to arrive to the market in the first quarter of 2013. Details on pricing and carriers to get the phone is still subject of rumors and speculations.
Sony Xperia ZL – Overview
As it was expected, the Sony Xperia ZL features a 5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2 GB of RAM. The display is maximized to offer the highest ratio of screen to phone size. The battery capacity is 2370 mAh and can improve standby time up to four times using Battery STAMINA mode.
Thanks to the long-rumored IR Blaster, you will be able to use the Xperia ZL as a remote control for a variety of electronic equipment around the house, including TV, stereos and more. The Xperia ZL additionally sports a 13 megapixel fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile and HDR video, 4G LTE support, and one-touch mirroring. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but the manufacturer promises that will be upgradable soon to 4.2.
If you found the top-end Sony Xperia Z amazing, but you will look for something smaller and cheaper, the Xperia Z may be right for you.
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