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Sony Xperia ZL US release confirmed & red option

Under: Mobile Phones, Sony
By:Debbie Turner | March 5th, 2013

If you are one of the many people who like the look of the Sony Xperia ZL and you’re in the U.S. then we have some good news for you today. Although we told of confirmation of a release for this smartphone in Europe and Canada we hadn’t yet heard any news for a US launch. However Sony has now confirmed that the phone will also be released in the U.S. and we have rumored pricing for you as well as info about a red color option.

We think the Sony Xperia ZL, along with its water and dust-resistant big brother the Xperia Z, are very classy handsets with a lot to offer so there will be plenty of potential US customers happy to hear this news. The Xperia ZL is now listed on the Sony US website as ‘coming soon’ and with an option for notifications to be sent to you.

The Xperia ZL (C6506) will be available in the US unlocked and will apparently hit the shelves within the next month. LTE is supported with bands 1, 2, 4, 5, and 17 so although it will be suitable for AT&T and T-Mobile it will not be available on Verizon. Also if you’re stateside it will be available in white, black and red color options and we have to say that in images the red variety looks pretty hot.

The price of the SIM-free Xperia ZL is rumored to be $759.99 but so far this is unconfirmed so please bear that in mind. As a reminder we can tell you the Xperia ZL has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, 5-inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1080, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. It also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and 1080p video capture capability, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Are you happy to hear about the Stateside arrival soon for the Sony Xperia ZL? Let us know with your comments.

Source: XperiaBlog

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  • Colin

    Not really, you can’t replace the battery, and does not have an FM transmitter.

    • Brandon Roberts

      It does have FM radio actually.

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