Sony’s new model the Xperia ZL2 (SOL25) was launched in Japan a few days back by KDDI. The handset bears a close resemblance to the Xperia Z2. However, it has a smaller 5 inch screen while the Xperia Z2 has a 5.2 inch one.  Also, the Sony Xperia ZL2 has a smaller but a little thicker chassis than the Z2 and its back is made of plastic and not of glass as in Xperia Z2.

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Xperia ZL2 uses the same vertical alignment (VA) display panel like the Xperia Z1 as opposed to the In Plane Switching (IPS) display panel. Users prefer the IPS display as it has many better features. The IPS display has a quicker response time than the VA display so that there is no distortion while watching action movies etc.

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Here are some more photos of the Sony Xperia ZL2:

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Having a look at the specs, the Sony Xperia ZL2 has dimensions of 137 × 72 × 10.8 mm and weighs 167g. It has a 5-inch Triluminos display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, a 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage with a micro SD card slot, a 20.7 MP main camera at the back, a 3.1 MP camera at the front and a 3000mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.The Sony Xperia ZL2 is both water and dust resistant with IP55/IP58 certification.


Sony Xperia ZL2 will be released by the end of this month i.e. May 2014. It will be available in three colors – turquoise, black and white. Though it is being launched in Japan now, it will hopefully release in other countries soon.

Here are some Videos of the Sony Xperia ZL2: