How big is too big for a phone?
Sony introduced us to the Xperia Z back in January and we were seriously impressed. Six months on, the company is upping the ante with a brand new Xperia Z dubbed the Xperia Z Ultra. You know what they say, bigger is always better, right?
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.
Sony unveiled the device in London on Tuesday and is calling it the world's thinnest and largest full HD phone. Display aside, the device measures 6.5mm thick and 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 3,000mAh battery. Of course, you couldn't call it an Xperia Z without the feature that created so much buzz at CES. As such, the Xperia Z Ultra is also waterproof to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, and is dust resistant, too.
Sony said this week that the Xperia Z Ultra will launch in Q3 but pricing and launch details for individual markets have not yet been divulged. When it does ship, it will do so with Android 4.2 installed.