Sony Mobile has announced a new device that bridges the gap between smartphone and tablet.
The Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4-inch HD display and runs Android on a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It’s 4G-capable, offers HD voice and is also waterproof and dust-resistant (to IP55/IP58). At just 6.5mm deep, the Sony phablet is within 0.4mm of the Huawei Ascend P6, described as the ‘world’s slimmest smartphone’.
Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications, said “The Xperia Z Ultra is the most exciting revolution in large-screen smartphone entertainment devices with both the slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display in the world that is second to none. We’re already bringing the best of Sony technology and design across a range of premium smartphones and tablets, and now we are bringing this same premium offering to the large-screen smartphone segment, setting a new standard for others to follow.”
Availability is expected from Q3 2013.