Today at CES 2013, it’s Sony’s turn to unveil its flagship smartphone offering for 2013. And it just did by way of announcing the Sony Xperia Z as well as its, variant the Xperia ZL. According to Sony, the Xperia Z is their first smartphone to feature a full HD display (1920×1080). As such, the handset boasts of a 5-inch display using Sony’s Mobile Bravia 2 engine and of course the durable Gorilla Glass.
Specs-wise, the Xperia Z is packed with 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which is of course upgradeable to Android 4.2, LTE, and NFC. For your mobile picture-taking needs, the Xperia Z comes with a 13MP camera with Sony Exymor RS mobile sensor and HDR capability for both photo and video.
And for those who worry about durability, this handset is said to be dust and water resistant having attained IP55 and IP57 certification respectively. The device is packed with a 2,330 mAh battery featuring STAMINA mode which is said to improve standy time by at least 4 times.
The Xperia ZL on the other hand is a smaller and yet thicker version of the Xperia Z. Under the hood, the device sports similar specs but it comes with a smaller 2,370 mAh battery.
Release date for these two smartphones is said to be sometime before Q1 ends. Pricing information is still unavailable as of this time but rumor has it that the Xperia Z will retail for around $656.