Back in late June, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z Ultra, a continuation of its water-resistant Xperia Z smartphone. Though the company was more than happy to talk specs, it was less forthcoming when it came to a release date, preferring only to say that the device would arrive in stores in early September.
Sony still hasn't elaborated any further on a release date, but it seems UK retailers are taking matters into their own hands. Pocket-Lint points to Clove having the phone listed alongside a September 13 release date while Expansys says the phone will be available from September 6. That doesn't exactly tell us much more than we already knew, but it does at least indicate that things are still on track for the early September release that Sony talked about.
Sony has upped the ante with the Xperia Z Ultra and is following the 'bigger is better' line of thinking. With its 5-inch screen and a 1920 x 1080 resolution, the Xperia Z's display is anything but small. However, it seems Sony wasn't content with leaving the phone's panel as is. The Xperia Z Ultra packs a 6.44-inch full-HD Triluminos display and, similar to the Galaxy Note, is actually better described as a phablet as opposed to a smartphone. It packs a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on board storage, microSD card support for expansion of storage, an 8-megapixel camera, support for 4G LTE, and a huge 3,000 mAh battery. Of course, it's also water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, and is dust resistant, too.