With some of the bigger names opting not to announce their flagship smartphones at CES 2013, Sony Mobile took the opportunity to unleash the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, the company’s pair of 5-inch 1080p phones.
Unlike the Xperia Z, Sony said that the ZL will only be released in “selected markets”, one of which has now been confirmed to be Canada.
— Sony Xperia CA (@SonyXperiaCA) January 8, 2013
The confirmation was posted by Sony Canada on its Twitter page. The tweet, which we’ve embedded above, doesn’t specifically mention when the phone will land in Canada, but from the first press release we know that it’s expected to be sometime in the first quarter of the year.
The specs of the Xperia ZL include the aforementioned 5-inch full HD Reality display, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD support, 13MP rear camera with HDR recording, 2MP front camera, 2,370mAh battery (non-removable), HSPA+/LTE, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Xperia ZL is thicker (9.8mm VS 7.9mm) and slightly heavier (151g VS 146g) than its Z cousin. If you haven’t already done so, check out the mouth-watering Xperia ZL videos that Sony has uploaded.