Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL leaked images

Sony welcomed in 2013 by getting some work done in advance on putting the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL images on one of their sites for future use, but it didn't take long for folks to find them.

Two new press images of the Xperia Z – codenamed "Yuga" – and the Xperia ZL – codenamed "Odin" – appeared on the Sony Mobile website. While they were not placed on display publicly, they were still discovered and appear to be early press images. Both phones are expected to be discussed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.

Both devices are said to be carry the exact same specs but in slightly different form factors: 5-inch 1080p displays, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processors, 2GB os RAM, 13MP Exmor RS cameras on the back and Adreno 320 graphic processors. The one bit of oddness to be noted is that it appears the front-facing camera on the ZL is at the bottom of the handset as opposed to being at the top.

We should learn more about both handsets next week, so stay tuned.