Leaked Press Shots Reveal Sony’s Upcoming Xperia Z, Xperia ZL Ahead Of Unveiling


Leaked press shots have revealed two new Android handsets from Sony Mobile ahead of their official unveiling. They’re called the Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL, but you’ll probably know them best by their code names, Yuga and Odin, which is how they’ve been named in recent reports. Both devices are expected to make their big debut at CES next week.

The Xperia Z, otherwise known as Yuga, is the larger handset on the left. If the rumors are accurate, you can expect the device to sport a gorgeous 5-inch 1920×1080 (full HD) display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, and Adreno 320 graphics. Other features include a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, micro HDMI and micro-USB ports, a 2,330 mAh battery, and a slim form factor that measures 139 x 71 x 7.9mm.

As for the Xperia ZL, that’s expected to be a slightly smaller version of the Xperia Z. Some reports claim it will have an almost identical set of specifications, aimed at those who want a powerful, cutting-edge smartphone without the massive displays most high-end smartphones are sporting these days. Strangely, the press shot suggests its front-facing camera is below the display — in the bottom right corner — rather than above it.

It’s likely that the Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL will make their debut at CES in Las Vegas next week. However, in the press shots above, both display a January 3 date on their home screen, which suggests they may even be announced on Thursday.