Sony Confirms Xperia ZL for Canada in April

The handset will be released via multiple wireless carriers

By on February 14th, 2013 14:51 GMT

Today, Sony Mobile officially announced the upcoming availability of the Xperia ZL smartphone on the market in Canada starting with April 2013.

The mobile phone maker also unveiled that users in the country will be able to purchase the handset on the networks of Bell, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, Videotron and WIND Mobile when it goes up for sale.

Made official in early January at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the smartphone arrives on shelves with a large 5-inch full HD touchscreen display, as well as with a quad-core processor packed inside.

The phone also comes with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of recording videos in full HD resolution so that users could enjoy great viewing and imaging experiences while on the go.

“With the highest screen to phone size ratio available today, the Xperia ZL represents over half of a century worth of Sony innovation in TV, imaging, music, film, gaming and design.” said Peter Farmer, vice president of Marketing North America, Sony Mobile Communications.

“Loaded with Sony's One-touch functions and media applications, the Xperia ZL will provide an unparalleled entertainment experience whether on-the-go or as a central device within the home.”

Xperia ZL arrives on shelves with rounded edges and a body curvature meant to fit naturally in the palm of users’ hands, bringing an OmniBalance design that can deliver balance and symmetry in all directions.

Furthermore, the handset comes with a Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, as well as with Exmor RS for mobile sensor in the camera, the first image sensor in the world to sport HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones.

The smartphone also packs a 1.5GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor complemented by 2GB of RAM, Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top, and a Battery STAMINA mode aimed at improving standby time by at least 4 times.

Sony will bring the Xperia ZL to Canada all dressed up in Black and packed with a series of exclusive applications, including the “WALKMAN,” Album and Movies apps, and more.

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