There’s a limit to what a smartphone’s size can be and a tablets, but while this phablet category has been increasingly blurred over the past 2 years, Sony just made it completely new, all over again. The Xperia Z Ultra is a device (we’ll call it that for now) that has a 6.4-inch, Sony’s Triluminos 1920 x 1080p screen, a ridiculous 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor (we’re getting dizzy now), and 4G LTE to top it all off (we fainted).
It weighs 212 grams, is 6.5mm thin making it one of the thinnest phones in the world, has 16GB of built-in storage, 11GB of which is user-accessible, while a microSD slot will add an additional 64GB to that number. A massive 3,000 mAh battery was added by Sony in an effort to maintain long-term battery life in a day’s usage, and support HSPA+ pentaband radios as well as LTE, making it a global phone depending on where it’s launched. Oh, and the whole thing is waterproof. Software-wise, it is running Android 4.2 with Sony customisations.
The launch date for this beast in America, Europe, and Asia? Sometimes in the third quarter, Sony says. Press release, after the break.