A release date and price for the Sony Xperia Z, one of two new Sony handsets set to make their debut at CES next week, has been revealed by a leaked image. Formerly known as the Yuga, the Xperia Z is set to be Sony’s next flagship smartphone, with a 1080p display, and a super speedy quad-core processor on board. So how much is it going to cost?
According to the seemingly legitimate image, the Xperia Z is to be priced at 19,900 Thai Baht — that’s about $650 without a carrier commitment. Although that’s going to differs slightly between markets, it certainly seems like the kind of price tag you’d expect for a high-end smartphone.
Of course, on contract, the Xperia Z will get a whole lot cheaper. If your existing commitment is about to come to an end, then, and you think you may want to bag this handset, it might be worth holding out before you commit to another smartphone. According to the image, the Xperia Z will be making its debut in March 2013.
Bear in mind that’s in Thailand; there’s a chance it’ll reach the United States and other territories prior to that.
If you haven’t been following our recent Xperia Z coverage, here’s what you can expect this device to offer:
- 5-inch 1080p (full HD) display
- Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 12-megapixel rear-facing camera
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
We expect all of these details to be confirmed by Sony at CES next week, so stay tuned!