Sony Xperia Z Ultra Looks Ultra-Large

Sony is expanding its mobile category as it unveils a larger version of the Xperia Z. At 6.4 inches, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra (pictured above, left) sits right between the 5-inch Xperia Z (above right) and its 10.1-inch tablet namesake. In fact, the Ultra is actually larger than Samsung’s Galaxy Mega by .1 of an inch.

TechCrunch dips their hands on the beast of a phablet at a recent press event and the mammoth size of the Xperia Z Ultra just could not be ignored. “It looks more like a mini tablet than a phone when you see it wielded in anger,” writes Natasha Lomas. Its thin profile (at just 6.5 millimeters) and surprising light weight (212 grams) certainly makes up for the bulk.

Since it looks kinda ridiculous to hold a big phablet right to your ear as you accept phone calls, Sony has also come up with a dummy handset accessory that connects to the device via Bluetooth.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes preloaded with various Sony media apps. This includes the Walkman app that provides access to music downloads; the Music Unlimited streaming service; Movies for video content, as well as Video Unlimited store for movie rentals and purchases; the Sony Reader for downloading and browsing e-book content; and the PlayStation Mobile to access its game app store.

The phablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sports a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, full 1080p HD display, waterproof capability, stylus support (which works while using a pencil or even a fingernail), an innovative one-handed keyboard option, as well as 4G/ LTE connectivity. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is also the first device to have the company’s latest Triluminos TV technology, which displays a greater range of colors.

No word yet on the availability and pricing, but we are sure there people out there who got excited to grab the Sony Xperia Z Ultra with their hand… or hands.

Source: TechCrunch

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