Sony’s first attempt to the phablet market with the launch of its new smartphone the Xperia Z Ultra. It holds a massive 6.4 inch full HD display on which you can write and sketch with any pencil or pen, ultra slim design, powered by Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra spots a 6.4 inch full HD Triluminous display powered by X-Reality for mobile picture engine. With the 1080p resolution display it gives a pixel density of 342ppi and with Sony’s intelligent super resolution display technology which analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality.  It also strengthens subtle patterns and accurately portrays their detailed feel, as well as reinforcing bold outlines.

Despite the  massive screen size Xperia Z Ultra is too slim with a 6.5mm body and weighing just 212 grams, making it easy to carry around. The phablet is build using the same OmniBalance design used in Sony’s flagship smartphone Xperia Z. It’s build using premium materials, with front and back made of tempered glass housed in an solid metal frame.

Sony unveils Xperia Z Ultra Phablet - 6.4inch Full HD display, Ultra Slim, Snapdragon 800 powered

It runs on Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, making the first device in the mobile industry to run the high-end Qualcomm chip. It carries a 8 megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile and HDR for both picture and movie. On the front it carries a 2MP camera that too support HD video recording. It comes with 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB using microSD cards. It runs on the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with Xperia UI on top providing enhancements. It comes with the usual connectivity options like 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC.

  • 6.4 inch full HD Triluminous display with 342ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with2.2 GHz quad-core CPU
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB using microSD cards
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC
  • IPX5/8 (Water-resistant) and IP5X (Dust-proof)
  • 3000 mAh battery

In difference with other phablet available in market that needs a vendor specific stylus to write on the screen, Sony has adopted capacitive stylus using which users can write and sketch on the screen with any pencil and selected stylus. In addition users can use metal pen with tip diameter over 1mm to write on the screen, making it perfect for professionals to use as a writing pad. The smartphone is also IP55/IP58 certified making it waterproof and dust resistant.

Sony is entering the phablet market which was created and lead by Samsung with its Galalxy Note offering.  With its premium design and powerful hardware, Sony can sure can make a difference among its competitors. Sony Xperia Z Ultra will start shipping  globally from Q3 2013.

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