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Sony Xperia ZL to be launched in Germany starting this April

The Sony Xperia Z is stealing all the thunder, it seems, as people forget Sony has other products in the pipeline. One such product is the Sony Xperia ZL, an Android Jelly Bean smartphone that will look to provide a very nice and solid offering from the Sony camp. It’s close to the Xperia Z in terms of specs, but this device is a tad smaller and thicker in build. It also doesn’t handle the elements of the world quite as well as the Xperia Z.

That said, its specs under the hood are still quite nice. We can expect a 5 inch 1080p HD display, Qualcomm’s 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video recording alongside a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and more. We know everything there is to know about the device, but up until now we were missing details regarding when it’s arriving and how much it’ll cost.

It looks like those questions have been answered, though not everyone has reason to be excited. It appears Germany will get the first crack at this device starting at some point in April, as retailer Phone House has the phone listed to ship on that date, and it’s going to go for €599.99.

That’s quite the steep tag for a phone that’s not even at the top of Sony’s food chain, but the specs you’ll be enjoying would certainly fit. The device will be available in white and black color options, to boot. We’ll have to wait and see if any other markets are slated to receive this thing, but we imagine much of Europe will have a chance to own one in the coming months.

[Telecompaper via Unwired View]

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  • domatau

    sony’s still behind others by about 1yr, when this phone is released, others will already have released or soon to release next-gen hardware

    • http://www.facebook.com/walter.lille Walter Van Lille

      You know that this is not their Flagship model, but the 2nd in line right? The Flagship Z is being released sooner. Do an Xperia Z vs search on Google and you will see they win the benchmarks, the photo comparisons, the durability and waterproof ability and just about any other comparison that can be made. The only thing that is a year behind here may be your knowledge of the Cell Phone market.

    • Techxpert

      HTC butterfly is HTC’s flagship model which was released this year (2013), Xperia Z surpasses the Butterfly’s specs and features and was only released one month after the butterfly.
      Both phones already have the next generation hardware. You see the quad core PRO processor? its the next gen.
      Walter Van Lille is right, the only thing that is a year behind a year may be your knowledge of the cell phone market.

  • Stefan Plesman

    Smaller is way more important than waterproof for a lot of people. Great phone!

  • Kc

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