Sony revelaeed two New Falgship devices at the CES 2013 this year, Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL. Some Sony twitter fans from Canada asked SonyMobile twitter account if the Xperia Z will be launching in Canada or not... Sony tweeted back that Both devices Xperia Z and ZL will be coming to Canada.
.@gmpope - yes both Z and ZL will be coming to Canada ^SM— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) January 11, 2013
The company didn't announce any confirmed release date yet, but you can expect the device to ship worldwide during this Quarter (Q1, 2013).
Australia is the next major market the Sony Xperia Z is going to hit this March. Telstra has already opened forms where you can register your interest of buying the device.
According to the Head of Sony Mobile, the Australian Carriers Optus and Vodafone should also be offering the Xperia Z as well. This means that all major carriers in Oz will be offering the latest Sony flagship. No release date or price set for any carrier yet.
Sony has just revealed the Xperia Z 2 days ago. Today, Clove and Phones4U announced that they'll start offering the 5" Sony phablet starting this March in the UK.
Xperia Z will also be available through the country's major carriers and Vodafone has went ahead and announced planned availability too. However, unlike Phones 4U, Vodafone hasn't specified the timeframe of the smartphone's arrival.
Clove has posted that the Unlocked SIM-free version of the Xperia Z will be priced at £528 upon launch, which is a bit expensive that the expected price which was £450-490 but the price may go down a few weeks after the launch.
Besides the Sony Xperia Z announcement at the CES 2013, Sony also introduce a wide range of New innovative 3D camcorders with build-in Projectors to shoot & view right in the moment.
As a High-end Cam, there's a Sony camcorder with a 24.1MP sensor, 26.8mm Sony G Lens with manual controls, 3" 921K display, 0.27″ 201K electronic viewfinder and a 20 lumen built-in projector. It will cost around $1100, which is the best camcorder from sony yet.
The Mid-range camcorders start at $450 with a wide angle 26.8mm Sony G Lens, 3″ 230K display and mic/headphone jack. There's a model with a 13 lumen built-in projector, HDMI input and tracking focus ($600), one with 24p mode, Optical Stabilization and advanced 5.1 mic ($700) and one that combines all of these ($850).
The Low-range HD camcorder costs $250 and shoots 1080p60 video with a 8.9MP sensor and packs a 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens. More expensive versions add more storage ($270), a 13 lumen built-in projector ($400) or Optical Steady Shot ($350).
Sony seems to be really proud of its hotly announced Xperia Z flagship smartphone as it has posted pretty lengthy video dedication to its key selling points including really cool close-up shots.
In the video, Sony Community Manager Marcus Hansson details the Xperia Z's powerful chipset and its IP57 certification. Watch the Video below to know more!
Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z runs on the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone is built around a 5" LED-backlit 1080p display with Mobile Bravia 2 Engine and has a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor capable of 1080p video recording with HDR option at its disposal.
The Xperia Z is IP57-certified for dust and water resistance. It bets on the unibody design and has a non-removable 2,330 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is skinned with the latest version of Sony's proprietary launcher. It will hit the shelves this March, but its pricing is yet to be announced.
Sony Xperia ZL
The Xperia ZL is a smartphone pretty similar to the Xperia Z, save for the lack of IP57 certification and the slightly different design. The Xperia ZL has its front camera placed in the bottom right corner of the front panel, has a tad smaller footprint and is slightly lighter than the Xperia Z.
The rest is pretty much the same the 5" 1080p display, the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, the 13MP camera, the connectivity department, etc. Don't worry, the Xperia ZL also sports a microSD slot.
The Sony Xperia Z has been spotted at the company's CES 2013 booth and we've got a photo of the Smartphone too.
With its early preview, official press image leaked and even purported pricing floating in the wild, the only thing left to be officially unveiled are some minor details and the release date.
The Sony Xperia Z aka "Yuga" has leaked again, this time in a series of images extracted from a promo video that Sony will use to promote the Smartphone upon at the CES 2013.
The new images tell us that the smartphone will feature a water resistant chassis on a "skeleton frame structure", and a 13MP Exmor RS camera accompanied by HDR photo and video capability.
The images also confirm what we already know about the device, including the 5 inch FullHD Reality display, and quad-core APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 chipset.
The Xperia Z will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-box and expected to get 4.2 update during this year.
2013 has just started (Happy New Year BTW), Sony is getting ready to reveal its new flagship Android Smartphone, codenamed "Yuga" and the market name of the device will be "Sony Xperia Z", An official images leaked before the January,7th press conference, showing us the Sony Xperia Z.
The Sony Xperia Z will enter the market with 5" 1080p screens this year but it also puts Sony into the quad-core race with its Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. The Z will come out with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean at launch.
The Xperia Z also packs a 12MP camera, which reportedly performs better than the 13MP one on the Xperia T. There's a dedicated shutter key too.
The Upcoming Sony flagship Xperia Z first live photo leaked, it has a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 panel with pixel density of 441ppi. These are the same specs found on the HTC DROID DNA. The phone is expected to be made official at CES 2013.
The Xperia Z is said to have a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor under the hood with an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM on board. A 13MP camera is on back and a microSD slot does come with the phone. The Sony Xperia Z sports LTE connectivity and Android 4.1.2 is pre-installed right out of the box.