While Sony did not bother to launch successor to the Xperia ZL when Xperia Z1 was launched, it’s making amends now by announcing the Xperia ZL2 today in Japan. Like Xperia ZL was to Xperia Z, the ZL2 is also a trimmed down version of Xperia Z2 with slimmer bezels and a smaller overall size.
The phone comes with a 5 inch 1080p display with the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and X-Reality engine. Under the hood, the Xperia ZL2 packs a Snapdragon 801 processor with four cores clocking at 2.3GHz. The phone also packs 3GB RAM and 32 gigs of internal memory that can be expanded to up to 128GB via extrenal memory card. Other features of the phone include a 3,000mAh battery and a 20.7MP rear snapper capable of shooting 4K videos. The phone runs on Android 4.4 and additionally comes with IP58 water and dust proof rating.
The phone will first be released in Japan in black, white and turquoise, presumably followed by an international release. No word on the pricing yet, but it should be priced slightly lesser than the Xperia Z2.