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Sony Xperia ZL To Be Released in Russia by Early March


By Ryan Harding | 1 March 2013

If you still can’t tell the difference between the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, then it’s quite simple, despite the similarity in internal specifications – the former device is water and dustproof, while the latter is not. The latter device is also a bit thicker than the Xperia Z. With that out of the way, more news has emerged regarding availability of the Xperia ZL, Sony’s non-waterproof, non-dustproof co-flagship phone.

Photo credit: Sony

Photo credit: Sony

According to Eastern European tech site Android Geeks, the Sony Xperia ZL will be released in Russia “at the beginning of March”, which would be followed by a wider European launch. This follows reports of the Xperia ZL dropping in Canada and Germany sometime in the month of April.

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Pricing, however, may be quite steep at 27,000 rubles for a non-contract 16 GB version – that would be equivalent to $880 USD. Still, it’s a bit cheaper than the Xperia Z, which costs 30,000 rubles, or approximately $980 USD. The German Xperia ZL costs 600 Euros ($785 USD), while the Canadian version is expected to cost about $700 or so.

The internal specifications of the Xperia ZL are virtually identical to the Z, as both have quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2 GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Both phones also support 4G LTE and NFC, come with 13-megapixel rear cameras and 2,370 mAh batteries, and have 5-inch displays with full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, or 440-441 pixels per inch.

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