Sony Xperia ZL “Odin”
2013 not only brought some high-speed cheer as Maxis became the first Malaysian telco to launch the rollout of its LTE infrastructure, but Sony has decided to also jump into the festivities by inadvertently leaking official photos of two of its upcoming “iPhone and Galaxy SIII competitors“, previously codenamed Yuga and Odin.
The Xperia Yuga is set to be unveiled on January 7 as the Xperia Z, while the Xperia Odin will be known as the Xperia ZL. Both smartphones are rumoured to feature 5-inch Full HD screens, and run on the powerful Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, putting the Xperia Z and ZL right up there in terms of specs. In addition, both phones will also sport 13MP Exmor RS cameras, as well as having IP57 qualification for dust and water resistance – which is increasingly seen in more Xperia phones.
Finally, the existence of both smartphones can be all but confirmed with the leak of these images because of the source: both images are hosted on the sonymobile.com domain. Expect to find out more about the Xperia Z and ZL at the Consumer Electronics Show later this month – though I’d personally prefer the Yuga and Odin names to stick over the generic Z and ZL branding.