Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Go Official in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Both are expected to land on shelves in the first quarter of the year

By on January 17th, 2013 01:01 GMT

Sony Mobile is getting ready to bring its newly announced Xperia Z and Xperia ZL smartphones to shelves in various markets around the world, and has announced on Tuesday plans to make them available for purchase in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan too.

The two smartphones are expected to make an official appearance in these markets starting with the first quarter of the year, the same as they will in other areas of the world.

As XperiaBlog notes in a recent article, Sony Mobile is planning the release of the Xperia Z (C6602) and Xperia ZL (C6502) models for users in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Furthermore, the mobile phone maker is said to be preparing Xperia Z (L36h) and Xperia ZL (L35h) for Mainland China.

For the time being, however, no specific info on the price tag these phones will sport when made available in these markets has been provided, nor on when they will hit shelves.

However, info on the price tag of Xperia Z has already emerged in other countries, including Australia and Slovakia, and chances are that their cost will be similar in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Sony Mobile unveiled Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in the beginning of the last week at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Both handsets arrive on shelves with 5-inch touchscreen displays capable of delivering a full HD resolution, as well as with quad-core processors packed inside, paired with 2GB of RAM.

Sony also packed both of them with 13-megapixel photo snappers on the back, capable of 1080p video recording, as well as with front cameras for making video calls.

The specs list of these phones also includes 16GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS receiver and the like. Both run under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the moment.

Sony designed each of them differently, with Xperia ZL being more compact, and with Xperia Z boasting dust and waterproof features, along with a new battery-saving technology from the mobile phone maker itself.

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