The rumor mill has recently spent some time churning out reports on a huge Sony phablet dubbed the Xperia Z Ultra. True to speculation, the Xperia Z Ultra is now official. Sporting an expansive 6.44-inch 1080p Triluminous display, the Xperia Z Ultra is a behemoth of device. It’s touting some incredible specs, too, with a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, an 8MP rear camera, 16GB storage, microSD card slot, 3,00mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Even with all that packed inside, the Xperia Z Ultra is one of the thinnest phones on the market at just 6.5mm thin and a weight of 212 grams. Just like its younger brother, the Xperia Z Ultra features waterproofing and dust resistance, so you needn’t worry about dropping it into the pool. On the software side, Sony has included their own Timescape UI with a new battery saving feature called Stamina Mode. Stamina Mode allows the phone to turn off or reduce certain services to help conserve battery life during periods of inactivity. Sony is assuring that you’ll still receive all your notifications and that everything will revive itself as soon as you turn the display back on.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra does feature handwriting recognition and support for capacitive styluses, with an added perk. In the above video, you’ll hear Sony say that you can use any pencil with the device. As demonstrated, it’s a cool feature that one-ups the competition.
Sony also highlighted one of their accessories for the Xperia Z Ultra. The SBH52, a small Bluetooth device that can clip to your clothing, allows you to both take calls and listen to your music. To connect it to your phone, simply tap the two together and NFC initiates the Bluetooth connection. The accessory is splash-proof and can be used with headphones or can be held up to your face when taking calls.
Sony has been a bit tight-lipped about pricing and launch details, but they did say that there will be a global release in Q3. The Xperia Z Ultra will be available in your choice of three colors: black, white and purple.
Now that it’s been made official, how many of you are eager to get your hands on an Xperia Z Ultra?