Sony is one of the first manufacturers to launch a new mobile phone at CES 2013, after showcasing its Xperia Z and ZL gadgets.
It will replace the current Xperia T Bond Phone, which featured in the blockbuster movie Skyfall, as the flagship handset.
Both the Z and ZL have a five-inch HD screen, which utilises Reality Display to offer users crisp and detailed images and videos.
Inclusion of the Android Jelly Bean operating system, a powerful Snapdragon S4 processor and 2 GB of RAM should mean that the device performs well.
While the ZL model has a slightly smaller form, the alternative has water and dust resistance, 4G network compatibility and STAMINA technology for a long-life battery.
Users will be able to download from thousands of tools and games on Google Play, but the handset will also come pre-loaded with Sony apps.
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Posted by Peter Robinson