Sony’s adding another smartphone to its ever growing portfolio, as the Xperia ZL2 was announced in the firm’s home country of Japan, this is the update to last year’s Xperia ZL and manages to cram a 5 inch display in a phone with thinner bezels and a smaller foot print.
The 5 inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and uses Sony’s X-reality engine. The Xperia ZL2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.3 GHz backed up by a very healthy 3GB of RAM. There’s on-board storage of 32GB which you can expand via the microSD to a ridiculous 128GB. Out the box it will be running Sony’s Xperia UI on top of Android 4.4 KitKat.
The ZL2 also has the same 20.7 megapixel camera which is found on the company’s flagship the Xperia Z2 and is capable of shooting the same incredible 4K video at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, it also has all the same connectivity like Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Running the show is a 3,000 MAh non removable battery also like its older brother the Xperia Z2.
The Xperia ZL2 was announced earlier last month in Japan and is available in black, white and turquoise iterations in Japan soon, with no word on a global roll-out although; the Xperia Z2a launched this week in Taiwan which is more or less identical to the Xperia ZL2.