Sony might be working on a Wi-Fi only variant of its Xperia Z Ultra
phablet, suggests a
reported the sighting first and notes that a device dubbed Sony
TS-0010 has been spotted at the FCC, where the device is defined as both a 'portable handset' and a
'portable UMPC mini-tablet'.
Further the FCC listing reveals that
the alleged Sony TS-0010 boasts similar dimensions to the Xperia Z Ultra
phablet, hinting that the Japanese maker might be working on a new
variant of the phablet. The FCC listing also reveals that the alleged
device does not support cellular connectivity and instead includes
options like Wi-Fi with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard, Bluetooth 4.0
(Bluetooth Low Energy), NFC and GPS. The FCC listing also shows a 2.4GHz
processor with bands 5.xGHz. Unfortunately, the FCC listing does not
shed much light on the innards of the device like RAM, inbuilt storage,
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was launched in July this year and is the biggest-ever smartphone in Sony's
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra sports a sleek look with a
thickness of 6.5mm, and weighs 212 grams. It features a 6.4-inch full-HD
display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. It is the first
smartphone display that integrates Sony's Triluminos technology, which
the company introduced at CES with its Bravia televisions. The device
includes LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA and Bluetooth connectivity options.
The Xperia Z Ultra is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of internal
storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.