Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone with 6.4-inch screen announced

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone with 6.4-inch screen announced
After numerous leaks and rumours, Sony has officially announced the Xperia Z Ultra, a smartphone/ phablet that features a 6.4-inch display.

The phone's design is based on Sony's OmniBalance philosophy in line with the design of the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z. The phone sports a slim profile with a thickness of 6.5mm and weighs 212 grams. Sony says that the width of the phone is comparable to that of a Passport. It comes in Black, White and Purple colours.

The Xperia Z Ultra is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and has 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.

The Xperia Z Ultra's screen has a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and is the first smartphone display that integrates Sony's Triluminos technology, which the company introduced at CES with its Bravia televisions. Sony claims that through the technology the display reproduces a greater range of rich, natural colours to deliver true, natural shades. The technology also includes X-Reality for mobile, Sony's intelligent super resolution display technology which as per the company, analyses each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimise quality for the sharpest videos. 

The phone sports an 8-megapixel Exmor RS rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. It has a 3000 mAh battery. The phone includes 4G LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options.

Just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia Z ultra is also dust and water proof and comes with IP55 and IP58 certification. It even allows users to take photos underwater.

Another interesting feature of the Xperia Z Ultra is its handwriting recognition functionality. The phone's screen is compatible with any pencil and selected stylus or pen with tip diameter over 1mm.

The Xperia Z Ultra comes with new and updated Sony Media Applications including new apps for Walkman, Movies and Album.

The phone will launch globally from Q3 2013, but the exact timing of availability will vary depending on the market. Pricing has not been disclosed, yet.

Mobiles launched in June 2013

Sony Xperia Z Ultra key specifications

  • 6.4-inch TFT Triluminos display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor
  • 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • 16GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4G LTE/ NFC/ Bluetooth 4.0/ Wi-Fi
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant performance
  • Good display
  • Bad
  • Battery life could be better
  • Clicked pictures lack detail, no flash
  • Too bulky for most
Display 6.44-inch
Processor 2.2GHz quad-core
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 4.2
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

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