Jun 25 AT 8:55 AM Nick Sarafolean 18 Comments

Sony outs gargantuan Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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.

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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?

Via: The Verge

Source: Sony

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  • redraider133

    Love the specs but man that makes the note look tiny..

    • surg3d

      Kinda torn too… I want it, but will my pant’s pockets be able to handle it? And I’d definitely need a headset for actual phone calls…

    • Jorge Eslava

      I’ll wait for the note 3 to be announced and make a decision then, but if the screens are almost the same I’d go with the larger battery.

  • Eben1277

    I finally see an end to the fat fingering of every text message, e-mail, and website comment that I make!

    I know som

    • Eben1277

      I know some will be put off by the size, but at 6’2 270 lbs with weight lifters hands, this phone seems just right for me. Even though it is larger than the note, it just looks so much sweeter. There’s just no comparing form factor or design between Samsung and Sony. And how did Sony go from being way behind the pack on internal specs to pulling out in front of everyone else? Incredible. I just hope that someone releases something this high end in a 4 inch, so that people who aren’t gargantuan animals have a top of the line handset they can feel comfy using.

      • ddcv

        Hmmm…sure right…weight lifters hands….doubt that your mitts are as big as you think pal….my hands are freakishly huge…I can easily palm a basketball….my smallest finger has a ring size of 14…..my fist measures over 7 inches in width…I could go on…my POINT IS…my hands can easily use any size keyboard…you are not unique so stop trying to I sinuate you are…if I can use a 4.5 inch phone with no issues then so can you…

  • http://technicquill.com Jess Blanchard

    I want a phone I can graft into my forearm.

  • EmagehtmaI

    Looks awesome, but dang that’s a big phone. My wife’s Note 2 is big enough. How will this one stack up?

    • http://technicquill.com Jess Blanchard

      I would suggest placing this one on the bottom when stacking smartphones. Its large size will provide a more stable foundation.

  • Robaire

    I wonder if Sony will ever get rid of those butt-ugly onscreen buttons and use something logical functional and beautiful like pie control or wave launcher style? Won’t buy a phone with those eyesores.

    • bO

      actually i disagree. the virtual buttona are 100% better than samsung/apple physical button. however, a new form of virtual ones or some options will be great…

    • SomeoneWhoKnows

      Are you kidding? Are you comparing samshit to SONY… uhm

  • Nathan D.

    Dam that big, great specs but I think that just to big, I can image it now,only one looking ridiculous talking to a phone that big

  • Jon

    Holy cow this phone is just crazy. I am a Note 2 user and I’m intrigued by this phone. But two things bother me and that is why is there no flash? Do they have some fancy lens that captures photos in low light like the HTC One? And the second thing is why not include a bigger battery? My note has great battery life and is 3200 while this is 200 less… Makes no sense being that this is 2.2ghz and 1080p at 6.4 inch display. I wonder if the battery will last with moderate usage. I will wait for the review on this.

    • phor11

      Well, the snapdragon 800 is built on a 28nm process instead of 32nm like the Exynos4412 in the Note2. They also say they’ve achieved additional battery savings with the new architecture, though that still remains to be seen.

      The note2 only comes with a 3100mAh battery standard.

      Really, it just depends on how power hungry their “Triluminous Display” tech is against the Super Amoled tech in the Note2. If it actually uses less power, then the battery life should be fine.

  • miria_osa

    A good comparison between Xperia Z Ultra and Note 2 could be this one..http://versusio.com/en/sony-xperia-z-ultra-vs-samsung-note-2

  • João Pedro Rodrigues Santos

    I’m going to buy it… and my friends will say:” Wow… that’s huge… ”

    My answer will be:” Your mom said the same! ”


  • donger

    I want this!