The Sony Xperia ZL could be coming to Europe in within the next few weeks, according to the latest reports.
Sony Russia has announced that it will start selling the Sony Xperia ZL in early March, at a cost of around 27,000 RUB (€680), according to Russian website Mobile-review.
Back when we went hands-on with the phone at CES 2013 in January, we reported that the phone would likely launch in the first quarter of 2013, but subsequent reports suggested that this might have slipped into April.
Of course, this might still be the case, with Russia possibly getting the device well ahead of western Europe.
Sony Xperia ZL Specs
The Sony Xperia ZL is positioned a little below the impressive Sony Xperia Z flagship phone, but it's still a well-equipped Android device.
It sports a 5-inch 1080p display, a nippy 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and a 13-megapixel camera. However, its plastic body speaks of its slightly lower aspirations (and cheaper cost - don't let that inflated Russian price fool you).
The Sony Xperia ZL will come with 16GB of internal storage allied to a microSD slot, and its 2,370mAh battery edges out most current/last-gen high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3. Of course, that's down to the power-sapping Full HD display it packs.
Expect the Sony Xperia ZL to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but to receive an update to Android 4.2 soon after launch.
Does the thought of a slightly cheaper alternative to the gorgeous Sony Xperia Z appeal to you, or is the Sony Xperia ZL caught in between two stools? Let us know in the comments section below.
Via: Unwired View