updated 08:17 pm EST, Tue January 1, 2013
New Sony Xperia devices to pack 1080p screens
Sony kicked off the new year with two views of its new Xperia handsets, releasing press shots of its forthcoming Xperia Z and ZL smartphones. The two devices popped up on the Sony Mobile site, giving Xperia fans a glimpse of the Japanese firm's newest high-end Android phones. The Xperia Z is the same model as the Yuga handset that leaked earlier, while the Xperia ZL is the slightly smaller Odin model.
The Xperia Z is thought to pack a 5-inch display, and both models are said to output at a resolution of 1080p. Inside, both are said to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. They are also rumored to include 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 graphics, and a 13MP Exmore RS rear camera sensor.
Sony will reportedly be showing off the two new handsets at this year's CES, with the Xperia Z set to launch in China on January 15. The Zperia Z is expected to retail for around 4,300 yuan ($690) when it launches.