Sony - Xperia ZL2 - 5-inch smartphone with 4K shooting performance

Sony's new Android 4.4 smartphone - Xperia ZL2 - will be released by au by KDDI as Xperia ZL2 SOL25 at the end of this month in Japan.

The basic spec of new Xperia ZL2 is the same as Xperia Z2 that was unveiled  at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain in February. The display size and battery capacity are different, and also the functions for Japanese users such as mobile wallet or full-seg tuner are added.

Xperia ZL2 has 1/2.3 inch 20.7MP image sensor called Exmor RS for mobile, the image processor BIONZ for mobile, wide angel G lens, electric image stabilizer and 4K shooting capability.

It has MSM8974AB CPU 2.3GHz Quad Core processor, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, 3,000mAh battery, water/dustproof, NFC, and mobile wallet.

It also has Sony-like digital noise canceling function that is able to cut maximum 98% of the noise around you. In addition to that, the stereo speaker located at the front side gives you powerful sound.

3 colors will be available: black, white and turquoise.

  • Size: 137x72x10.8mm
  • Weight: 167g

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