Sony Xperia ZL2 with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB RAM officially announced in Japan

Sony have officially announced the successor of the Xperia ZL in the form of Xperia ZL2 in Japan. It gets a decent upgrade over the previous generation and is like a slightly trimmed down version of the Xperia Z2. The smartphone comes in three colors including black, white and turquoise and has a plastic back as opposed to the glass on the Xperia Z2. The Xperia ZL2 will be available in Japan starting from May-end 2014. 

Sony Xperia ZL2

On the specifications front, Sony Xperia ZL2 features a 5.0-inch Full HD display unit which comes with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and X-Reality engine. Under the hood is a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB processor with Android 4.4 KitKat on-board. Multitasking is expected to be on the better side of things courtesy of the 3GB of RAM.

The internal storage stands at 32GB and a microSD card slot is present as well which will support microSD cards of up to 128GB. The camera is a 20.7MP unit at the back, same as the Xperia Z1 / Z2 along with 3.1MP front snapper for video calling. Giving it the juice is a 3,000 mAh battery.

Connectivity package is taken care of by 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL 3.0 and NFC. Similar to Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2, the Xperia ZL2 is also water and dust resistant. The smartphone is 10.8mm thick and weights 167 grams.

There is no word on pricing and exact release date, but expect it to cost slightly less than the Xperia Z2 as the specs are matched closely with each other.

Sony Xperia ZL2