Feb 13th, 2013

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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