Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia [Update]

by XB on 16/01/2013

in Xperia Z and Xperia ZL


Sony Mobile held an Xperia Z and Xperia ZL launch event for South East Asia yesterday. We got confirmation of which handsets will launch in which country. The good news for those in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam is that both the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be launching during Q1. Those in Malaysia will only be getting the Xperia Z.

Whilst the Xperia ZL feels better in the hand ergonomically, the Xperia Z feels like the more premium handset with its glass back. You can check out some of our hands-on photos below of each handset.

Update: We have been told that the Xperia ZL will indeed be heading to Malaysia after all.

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL availability in South East Asia

The Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be available in the following markets during Q1 2013. The following list highlights the exact configurations that will be available in each market.

Inside the box will include the Sony MH-EX300AP headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

Indonesia

Xperia Z (Black, White and Purple)
Xperia ZL (Black and White)

Malaysia

Xperia Z (Black, White and Purple)

Philippines

Xperia Z (Black, White and Purple)
Xperia ZL (Black and White)

Singapore

Xperia Z (Black, White and Purple)
Xperia ZL (Black and White)

Vietnam

Xperia Z (Black, White and Purple)
Xperia ZL (Black)

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL announced for South East Asia

Thanks very much to @owl_order (our man on the ground)!

  • Khunio

    How about Thailand?

  • AKS

    cant wait to get my hands on in Singapore :D

  • ola

    That chick!

  • Smarty

    India?

  • http://twitter.com/owl_order owl

    Not sure if you guys noticed, but don’t the toggles in the settings kind of remind you of the Z/ZL’s power buttons?

  • Mr.X

    sharp eyes you have.. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohd.salim.1023 Mohd Salim

    Y is Sony ignoring India. Still there has not been a proper news about tx or v

  • Enricofs

    YES INDONESIA GET Z, can’t wait…. I Love U so much SONY.

  • megane198

    At last! Sony mobile did not release the Xperia TX/T here in the Philippines. And the Xperia V is carrier exclusive.

  • hans

    W00t! Really tempted now being that the both phones is coming to Indonesia :D But yeah seems like i won’t upgrade for a while, razr maxx is still functioning properly given with any HD games :) Maybe when the price reaches to $450 at least then ;)

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  • loken

    HONG KONG>>>

  • hll

    COME TO ME ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xDeadSERIOUSx Adam Channer

    I would assume that’s what they were aiming for.

  • Trafalgar

    Shut up and take my pesos!!! Hahaha. Q1 sure is pretty vague. I hope we can get a specific date REALLY soon. February, February!!!

  • Trafalgar

    Read the title mate, SOUTH EAST ASIA. You guys usually get the phones earlier than the rest of Asia so I think you don’t have to worry on this.

  • r41nier

    Philippines!

  • mobiousO

    YES! ZL coming to my country! Camera Button!!

  • lander

    Yea man! I want the ZL.
    I hope Sony mobile SG won’t dissapoint us with changes like what happen to the TX.

  • Strange

    Yeah. Design details in UI

  • kakasi88

    ZL will come to Malaysia. Sony has confirmed it. source : soyacincau.com

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  • Wonderboy

    I wonder how much the price will be here in the Philippines? Any ideas, anyone?

  • http://damhamaza.com damhamaza

    Xperia ZL will be coming to Malaysia too…based on this reports (in Malay)

    http://amanz.my/2013/01/xperia-zl-kini-disahkan-akan-hadir-ke-pasaran-malaysia/

  • http://twitter.com/lingpin Ling Pin

    TX just started to sell in Malaysia this or last week. Great job Sony Mobile Malaysia

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Johan-Nilsson/664148428 Carl-Johan Nilsson

    It’s more likely India and Indian law that is making it take time than Sony “ignoring”. Sony would like to push every phone to as many markets as possible, but it’s easier to get to certain countries etc.

  • jag

    Hahaha! Nadali mo bata!

    I hope it will also be shipped by feb here in sg! Cant wait for march!!! Hehe

  • Zombie

    Sony hates Thailand

  • Belle

    We also want here in Thailand!!!

  • yeo wee kian

    yes!! singapore!! now if they can release in before Chinese new year, i can walk around showing this beauty

  • saif

    Sony,India is also the part of south east asia

  • saif

    hey,India is also the part of south east asia :P

    PS: we didn’t got Acro S,T/TX,V yet

  • http://rikigusma.blogspot.com/ Rikigusma

    Yeah, Xperia Z and ZL has come to Indonesian directorate postel
    http://web.postel.go.id:81/index.php?0601=&key=2&cari=Xperia+Z

  • saif

    I don’t think so apple and samsung have good timings here.

    Well I am glad to share :
    India is fourth largest revenue earner for Sony

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/India-is-fourth-largest-revenue-earner-for-Sony/articleshow/17977081.cms

  • listen

    why my country is the only one does not have zl…though it is not as premium like z but that added feature and compactness seems adorable…oh forgot it will come sometime..but the problem of sony mobile is that they have a hard time with their marketing…very late..plus the accessories pricey and not many available…

  • Manish Tiwari

    what about india??

  • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

    Dear Sony.
    We Also Exist. Especially in South East Asia.
    Regards
    Indians

  • Pradeep

    I am waiting for v to be launched in India ever since the phone was announced for the first time in the official blog some 5 months ago :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/kero.keropy.5 Kero Keropy

    well that’s a very good news for indonesian people ..

  • lovebmw

    there are those who are lucky and those who just happened to be forced to buy a an iphone 5 just because the Z is not coming to the U.S.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alreyandro.versosa Alreyandro Versosa

    well all have the models and the colors…bravo Pilipinas!!!

  • blablue

    yes, sure it’s coming. but the question is: what’s the price?

  • Trafalgar

    Dear Samyak,
    India is in SOUTH ASIA. WIki or Google.

    Regards.
    Trafalgar.

  • Trafalgar

    You’re part of the SOUTH, NOT southeast.

  • saif

    check wikipedia and search about SAARC too

  • Trafalgar

    34,000Php give or take. Bottomline, it WON’T be cheap.

  • Trafalgar

    Hehehe, you’ll probabaly get it a month earlier than the Philippines.
    ‘Lam mo naman sa ‘Pinas, pre. :P My February forecast is too good to be true. Worse possible release here could be in April. Magwawala na ko pag sa June na ‘to makakarating dito, hehe.

  • Trafalgar

    We will get the sim-free V, eventually. Last week nga lang ng January. :P

  • Toey
  • Quark Gluon

    FYI, south asia and south east asia is two different places.

  • Quark Gluon

    Since when?

  • saif

    since i found on wikipedia

    Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

  • harbinger2020

    WTF..what about N. America?

  • rickiking

    India is not part of southeast asia. Read the whole wikipedia page, view the maps, view the list of countries in southeast asia… why are you insisting that? Why do we have to lecture geography here?

  • saif

    lol beause i wanted them to throw some light on india too :p

  • rickiking

    Well, alright. News for India release could come anytime soon. :) But remember… India is not part of SEA… India is not part of SEA… India is not part of SEA… hehe.

  • saif

    Well today i went to SONY store and they said Xperia Z will be launched in February end

  • Ben-Amie Lim

    Price in Malaysia?

  • Ben-Amie Lim

    South East Asia is a different region dude. We are Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the PH and etc..

  • Ben-Amie Lim

    India is South Asia, and don’t worry India is a BIG market for Sony, they won’t neglect you guys. :)

  • Ben-Amie Lim

    what about Brunei?

  • smallpro

    there hasn’t been any news about the Bond Phone, this’ll put us on a more confusing choice of handsets I think

  • lol

    Thailand ???????????

  • Jay

    Where is Thailand?

  • r41nier

    Xperia TX will be released in PH. According to Sony Mobile PH’s Facebook page.

  • megane198

    Ohh? I’ll check. But it will be eclipsed by Z and ZL.

  • sad

    i sad , where is thailand T_T

  • saeed74

    what about iran?

  • Bigdragon

    No Thailand? T_T

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  • Redux7

    Agreed..Why is Thailand missing its a huge market. I know it will be priced at 19,990 THB but when will it be released?

  • pirioro

    OMG… Indians… do you read your geography books??? your country is not included in SOUTHEAST ASIAN countries…. there are only 9 members of SEA countries… Thailand, Vietnam Myanmar Laos Philippines Brunei Cambodia Singapore and Malaysia…

  • Indonesia person

    Indonesia

  • Ben-Amie Lim

    and Indonesia.

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  • bestnewsever

    and then, konting months na lang darating na yung z at zl. haha. thank God the zl is coming here! :)))) buti na lang di ko pa binili yung tx sa kimstore :))))))

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  • Tinpilot27

    My next xperia phone..definitely!

  • http://twitter.com/iamdluhansa Dody Luhansa

    and timor leste

  • miss cutiest

    when this smartphone will be introduce in Malaysia.. Can’t wait..!!!! :D
    the expected price??

  • 2aces

    They said XPERIA TX will be released in January. It is February now and yet no TX has been officially released!

  • vaibhav shukla

    price for xperia Z in singapore and malaysia plz ?

  • Ruby

    Myanmar is in SE- Asia too… Same ASEAN country…
    HTC Hit Myanmar Mobile Market and HTC Butterfly is out of stock now.
    Myanmar People love mobile and Electronic Gadgets & can pay cash down …
    No credit card we use. (Pay cash as you wish to go)
    If you want big profit… Investment in Myanmar and win your price profit.
    We love sony ..
    We use BRAVIA…
    And we love Japan …
    If sony will late to Investment in Myanmar… Other Brand will took your cash…
    Don’t be late your Investment….

  • http://www.facebook.com/pisces1980 Willem P. Griesel

    What about south Korea?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pisces1980 Willem P. Griesel

    How about Korea?

  • Skyguy

    When will ZL hit Hong Kong? I hope April!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pisces1980 Willem P. Griesel

    Any news on the Xperia Z release in South Korea?

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