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Sony Xperia Z and ZL break cover in official photos

Sony Xperia Z and ZL break cover in official photos

Press shots of two upcoming Sony smartphones, the Xperia Z and the ZL have appeared online ahead of their official unveiling at CES next week.

Snaps of the Z and the ZL - formerly known as codenames Yuga and Odin respectively - have been inadvertently published on Sony’s official website, giving us an early peek at the Japanese phone-maker’s first flagship kits of 2013, and we must say, they actually look rather slick.

Sony Xperia Z and ZL leaked official photos (small)

More impressive still are the specs on board, with both handsets featuring five-inch displays of a full HD resolution and an inarguably drool-worthy 441 pixels per inch density (over a 100ppi ahead of the iPhone’s Retina display).

They also pack a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU and a 13-megapixel camera (with Exmor RS sensor). Sweetening their appeal further, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) will be installed out of the box.

Despite near identical specs, though, the Z is noticeably taller than the ZL, but is also said to be thinner and lighter. Also, for some bizarre reason, the front-facing camera on the ZL is located at the bottom right corner.

Sony is expected to officially lid the lid on the handsets at its CES keynote in Las Vegas on Monday. Release and pricing details are also likely to be revealed then. Keep ‘em peeled for our full coverage of developments.

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