The good news is that Sony has simplified things by using the Xperia name for all mobile devices, but the bad news is that they are also using every letter combination known to man. I dare anyone to keep track of all these devices. The latest is the Xperia AX for Japan.
Sony put on an amazing press conference tonight and as expected, they unveiled the Xperia “Zed” or Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. The guts of both phones are essentially the same, but the Xperia Z is dust and water resistant. It also has a glass back and a little bit bigger footprint, but it’s a little thinner at 7.9mm.
The Sony Xperia ZL has been available for pre-order on Sony’s US web store for several weeks now, and finally received a price. At $720 for the HSPA+ version and $760 for the LTE version, it’s definitely at the higher end for an unlocked smartphone. As shown in our hands on, the Xperia ZL is no slouch.
Someone please tell me when Sony will run out of letters? We can now throw the Xperia A and Xperia UL into the mix. Both are headed to Japan this summer. The Xperia A is headed to NTT DoCoMo and is codenamed ‘Dogo’ with a model number of SO-04E.
We’ve already seen Sony’s Xperia SL in the wild, but today the Japanese manufacturer has finally made the elusive smartphone official. An exact release date isn’t announced, though the device is now listed on the company’s official website as “coming soon”.