Sony Xperia Z headed to Canada as Bell exclusive, pre-registration page goes live

Bell will be the exclusive carrier of the Sony Xperia Z in Canada and has already put up a pre-registration page for the smartphone.

Sony launched the flagship Xperia Z along with the Xperia ZL back in January, at the International CES 2013. Only the Xperia ZL, however, made its way to Canadian customers so far. Now smartphone enthusiasts will be glad to hear the black, white and purple variants of the Xperia Z are headed to Bell this month.

The Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL have very similar hardware specifications, but a few differences set them apart. The most notable difference is that he Xperia ZL is not waterproof and dust-resistant like the Xperia Z. If customers have the occasional water spills on their mobile devices, then the Xperia Z would be a better choice.

Bell is already selling the Xperia ZL at a price tag of $49.95 on a three-year contract and for $599.95 contract-free. Recently, Bell also rolled out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software update for the non-waterproof smartphone. With the Xperia ZL having already received the latest software update, Bell customers hope that the Xperia Z comes running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean straight out of the box or receives the firmware soon after the handset's release.   

The Xperia Z packs top-end features such as a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 443 pixels per inch (ppi), while a fast quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz powers the handset. The smartphone also includes 2GB of RAM and features an Adreno 320 GPU. The Xperia Z also comes with 16GB of internal storage capacity and a micro SD card slot for additional memory.

Recently, Sony launched the Xperia Z Ultra smartphone, which is one of the very first handsets to have a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. Rumors also suggest that Sony is working on a refreshed version of the Xperia Z, which presumably will boast the Snapdragon 800 processor as well.

Bell has not confirmed an exact release date of the handset other than "later this month," but potential buyers can pre-register their interest in the handset to get regular updates. 

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