A successor to the first Xperia ZL has been announced. The new Sony Xperia ZL2 offers high-end specs a la the flagship Z2 but in a more compact design.

Whereas the original Xperia ZL was the cheaper, smaller variant of the former flagship Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia ZL2 is also a trimmed-down version but of the Xperia Z2. The ZL2 only measures 137mm long and 72mm wide, whereas the Z2 measures 146.8mm by 73.3mm. The former, however, failed to make itself slimmer and is actually thicker than the latter by 2.6mm.

In front of the Sony Xperia ZL2 is its 5-inch Triluminos display with 1080p resolution. It makes use of the company’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and X-Reality for an enhanced viewing experience. Running under the hood is a blazingly fast quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, along with Adreno 330 graphics and a generous 3GB RAM. A plentiful user storage capacity comes onboard, supplemented by an even more vast 128GB external storage capacity.

Sony Xperia ZL2 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 5-inch Triluminos LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~441ppi
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • 20.7-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 3.1-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, hotspot
  • 3G, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • Dimensions: 137 x 72 x 10.8mm
  • Weight: 167g
  • 3000mAh battery

Other notable specs of the Sony Xperia ZL2 include its 20.7MP Exmor RS camera and 3MP front shooter. As with many Sony smartphones, it’s also resistant to dust and water. Connectivity options include the latest: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a, NFC, and 4G LTE. Android 4.4 KitKat is preloaded in the device, with the minimalistic Xperia UI on top. Finally, the 3000mAh battery promises up to 22 hours of continuous 2G talk time, around 11 hours on 3G.

The Sony Xperia ZL2 will come in three colors: white, black, and turquoise. It will be first available in Japan, with a worldwide launch to shortly follow. Sony hasn’t disclosed the price and exact release dates.

[Source: Sony Japan]

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