Sony Xperia Z price in US out, ZL retails at a discount

Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z is now coming to people in the US, and this flagship has been revealed to sport a $629.99 price tag. The handset can be purchased unlocked and sans any carrier commitment in color options of black, white and purple.

It’s been pointed out that the Xperia Z being made available is the HSPA+ C6602 model and not the North American LTE SKU C6606. The main reason behind the absence of the said cellular connectivity could be due to its impending arrival through T-Mobile, which is most probably going to be an exclusive launch. Well, the carrier is yet to make that official and we’re certain that day isn’t far off.

Amazon Listing

The phone features a 5-inch Reality display and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM. For hoarding content, the device is bundled with 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot. The integrated battery is capable of delivering up to 5.5 hours of video playback, 11 hours of talktime or 550 hours of standby on a single charge.

On the rear, users will be presented with a 13MP HDR-ready camera, while the front houses a 2MP webcam. Sony has thrown in a host of enhancements for a rich entertainment experience. The 1080p display aside, Mobile Bravia Engine 2 augments visuals by optimizing contrast, reducing noise and adjusting color. Audio tools such as 3D surround sound, xLoud, ClearAudio+ and Clear Phase are included as well.

The more compact ZL C6506 smartphone with US-friendly 4G LTE has received a cut in its retail amount. The device is now available from the company’s online store for $629.99, a drop of $130 from the original $759.99. Additionally, Newegg seems to have the cheapest deal available at the moment with the phone on sale for $609.99, plus a $50 discount with the promo code EMCXRXV79. The promotional offer ends on May 8.

The aforementioned sum for the Sony Xperia Z is through the company’s online store in the US. However, Amazon is settling the phone at a much lower rate of $599.99.

ZL Newegg

Listed below are the key specifications of the flagship:

– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
– 5-inch 1080p Bravia Engine 2 touchscreen
– 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage, 64GB expandable
– HSPA+ 42Mbps, NFC, aGPS with GLONASS, Wi-FI b/g/n, HDMI via MHL support, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
– 5.47 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches dimensions
– 5.15 ounces weight

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