The Xperia Z Ultra phablet was first released in late June 2013, hitting various markets since then, although a Wi-Fi-only version of the device was never available to consumers. That’s about to change, at least in Japan, where buyers will be able to get Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra tablet with Wi-Fi connectivity – a device that will lack phone capabilities – starting with January 24 for 52,000 yen (or under $500). Launch details for other markets are not available at this time for the tablet. More →
Sony is about to give the world something it desperately needs: Another massive Android phablet. AndroidCentral has spotted a preorder form on the website of retailer Unlocked Mobiles that suggests Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z Ultra smartphone will launch on September 12th. The Xperia Z Ultra is just the latest attempt by smartphone OEMs to up the ante against Samsung to create the world’s largest phablet. The new device will have a massive 6.44-inch display and is also rumored to feature a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and an 8-megapixel rear camera.
Sony on Tuesday announced the world’s largest smartphone with a full HD display. In line with rumors, the Xperia Z Ultra is equipped with a massive 6.4-inch full HD 1080p display, compared to most phablets that have a 720p resolution, and Sony’s Triluminos technology for richer and more vibrant colors. The handset also features a new quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 4G LTE connectivity, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Xperia Z Ultra is both waterproof and dust-resistant, and it supports pen input for note-taking, however a stylus is not included. Sony’s latest flagship smartphone is scheduled to launch in the third quarter this year. The company’s press release follows below. More →