Phablets – you either love them or hate them – for those that love them, Sony has some good news in the thin and large screened shape of the Xperia Z.
Sony has said that the Xperia Z is its fastest selling smartphone to date and buoyed by the consumer love that is being shown for the device they have decided to upgrade it, increase its size, and release it as a phablet. And so, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is born.
The Xperia Z Ultra boasts the largest HD phablet screen yet measuring 6.4”. It is also the slimmest measuring a smidgeon more than the Ascend P6 smartphone from Huawei. Don’t let its diminutive stature fool you, though, for under the tiny exterior lies a pumping heart that beats with strength and power.
The Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.2 GHz processor that makes it the fastest smartphone on the market. It also has 16GB of internal memory and a 3,000 mAH battery while being NFC compatible too. It only has an 8mp rear facing camera, which is perhaps the only downgraded aspect of the device, but it does have a 2mp front facing camera.
No release specifics have been given except that it will be available in the third quarter in a choice of three colours.
Sony also took the opportunity to unveil the second iteration of its smartwatch device. The Android based watch has a 1.6” display and, rather than being a truly standalone device, will extend and improve upon your existing Android experience.
No price for the device was offered but Sony did say that it would be available worldwide in September this year.
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