Sony’s first supersized smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra, is finally official. The device comes with a massive 6.4-inch display, a beefy processor, and is just 6.5 millimeters thick.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is official. The long rumored device previously known as Togari and Xperia ZU has been formally unveiled at a Sony event at Mobile Expo Asia 2013 in Shanghai.
We’re talking about a massive 6.4-inch Full HD LCD display that employs Sony’s Triluminous technology, which promises to improve color gamut for more vivid images, along with the X-Reality Engine, which enables sharper video.
Users will be able to use any common graphite pencil, metal pen, or capacitive stylus to jolt notes or write on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. We don’t know yet if the device will be bundled with a stylus.
The two million pixels of the display are pushed by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 800. Coupling a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.2GHz with a speedy new Adreno 330 GPU, Snapdragon 800 has been shattering benchmark records and promises to deliver a noticeable improvement in real life performance. The Z Ultra comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, with the possibility of expansion using the microSD card.
The Xperia Z Ultra draws its juice from a 3,000 mAh battery, which sounds impressive.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with an 8MP rear camera fitted with an Exmor RS sensor, capable of HDR video, and a 2MP front camera.
In terms of design, Sony used the same principles that made the Xperia Z and the Xperia Tablet Z popular. Just like its smaller namesake, the Xperia Z Ultra features a glass back with a metal frame, accentuated by silver elements, like the now iconic power button. The Xperia Z Ultra is waterproof and dustproof, and is rated IP55 and IP58 on the Ingress Protection scale. Three color options will be made available: white, black, and purple.
The LTE(4G) capable Sony Xperia Z Ultra will run Android 4.2 out of the box, with Sony’s small apps, and other additions and customizations on top.
Sony hasn’t revealed the price or availability of the device, besides stating that the Xperia Z Ultra will become available in the third quarter of the year, which could mean as little as a week, or as long as three months. Lets hope it gets to Nigeria markets soon enough.