More Sony Xperia Z, ZL details emerge

With only days to go before a presumed CES announcement, Sony's smartphone picture becomes a little clearer.

The Sony Xperia Z is expected to debut at CES next week. SonyXP.com

New details have surfaced for the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL just days ahead of an assumed CES announcement.

A chief difference between the two models is that the Xperia ZL will be a dual-SIM variant of the Xperia Z, reports Android Authority.

While this wouldn't be Sony's first smartphone to offer dual-SIM capabilities, it is the first time we've seen this rumor tied to the upcoming handsets. Interestingly enough, there are also rumors that the dual-SIM Xperia ZL will be less expensive than its counterpart. This latter bit of news dovetails with earlier whispers of the Xperia Z being a premium experience with dust- and water-resistance.

A leaked photo of the Xperia Z shows the phone with a 19,990 THB (Thailand) price tag, which roughly translates to around $660. Considering the expected hardware, the cost isn't all that high for an unlocked smartphone.

As a refresher, the Xperia Z is set to feature a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 5-inch true HD display, and 13-megapixel camera.

Sony has a press conference scheduled for Monday, January 7, where we anticipate seeing the Xperia Z take the stage. CNET will be on hand with initial reactions, photos, videos, and early impressions.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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