Another week and another new smartphone for everyone to lust over! This morning Sony announced that its high-end flagship Xperia ZL was now available in the US for pre-order. Unlike most other flagship phones we have covered in the last few months, the Xperia ZL is not attached to any specific carriers and pre-orders go straight through Sony.
The 5-inch class smartphone features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sports a 1920x1080 display that is powered by Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 Technology. A 13-megapixel Exmor RD sensor handles the photographic duties while a smaller front facing camera handles all of your video chatting wants and needs.
A 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro powers this beast, while 2GB of RAM keeps things running nice and smooth. Also featured is NFC technology, and a high capacity battery that provides up to 10 hours of talk time and a reported 500 hours of standby time. The unlocked phone is available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions and can be pre-ordered from Sony for $759.99 and $719.99 respectively.