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While HTC has become much more conservative when it comes to releasing flagship devices and variants this year, the same can’t be said for Sony, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Sony has received a lot of attention with its Sony Xperia Z and ZL, and isn’t stopping there. Recently the Sony Xperia ZR was officially confirmed and rumors suggest that a Sony i1, Sony Togari and Sony Xperia UL are also in the works. The latter of these devices has now allegedly landed in the wild, smiling for the camera.


Last we heard of the Sony Xperia UL, it was believed to sport a design somewhat similar to the ZL and would slightly upgrade the specs with a Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It would also have a 5-inch full HD display and 2,300 mAh battery.

Looking at the pic in the photo above, I’d say that the rumors that UL would follow the ZL’s design seem pretty spot on. Apparently the rumored specs haven’t changed either.

Now it is important to remember that we can’t say for sure that the pictured handset is really the Sony Xperia UL, or that the UL even exists. Still, we can’t say it would surprise us too much.


If real, the big question is whether or not we’ll see an international launch of the Sony Xperia UL. Previously it was rumored that the phone would be exclusive to the Japanese carrier KDDI, but nothing is set in stone.

With the Sony i1 rumored to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, it is unclear whether or not Sony would bother releasing both handsets outside of Japan. What do you think of the Sony Xperia UL, interested or not?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.