That has to be one of the biggest titles we’ve had for a post in recent times, but it’s apt for a phone of this size. Sony Xperia Z Ultra has been just made official at the ongoing Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, and it’s a monster of a phone carrying high end specs in possibly every department.
The new phablet from Sony packs a 6.4-inch display which runs at 1080p (Full HD) resolution. We haven’t seen a phablet of this size (or close to it) boasting 1080p screens yet. Moreover, it’s powered by the latest Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, clocked at 2.2GHz, with 4G-LTE thrown in. Snapdragon 800 was recently benchmarked with some impressive scores never seen on a mobile chip ever before.
As you’d expect, Sony Xperia Z Ultra weighs 50g more than its little (relatively speaking) sibling, the Xperia Z. Even with a weight of 212g, the thickness stands at a meager 6.5mm, much like the newly announced Huawei Ascend P6. Other specs include 16GB of in-built storage, microSD slot, 3,000mAh of battery pack and 8MP rear camera.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Specs
- 6.44-inch 1920x1080p Display with 342ppi pixel density
- 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC
- Adreno 330 GPU
- Android 4.2.2
- 8MP rear camera with Exmor-RS sensor
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 3,000 mAh battery
- 212 grams, 6.5mm thin
- IP58 certification for water & dust resistance
- 4G LTE, NFC
We should note that in spite of being one of the first smartphones to be released with 1080p display, Sony Xperia Z drew a lot of flak for its display quality. With Xperia Z Ultra, Sony has improved upon the Mobile Bravia tech with OptiContrast and X-Reality tech. Though Xperia Z Ultra doesn’t come with a stylus (like S-pen), Sony says that users can use any pen or pencil as a capacitive stylus. It also improves upon the waterproofing & dust-resistant technology with the updated IP58 certification.
Xperia Z Ultra comes with the usual set of Sony-made apps like WALKMAN, Sony Reader and mini-apps suite. Handwriting recognition and easy-toggle keyboard helps improve the productivity.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes in White, Black and Purple colors. It would go on sale globally from Q3 2013. No word on pricing yet.