Sony Unveils 6.44-Inch Xperia Z Ultra (Updated with Price and Availability)
Updated on 16 August 2013, 1.06 PM: -
Sony Mobile Singapore just informed us that the purple Xperia Z Ultra (4G) will be available at a later date. Only the white and black models are available for pre-order on 23 August and purchase on 5 September.
Those who pre-order on 23 August can collect their units from 1 September. Online pre-orders can be made at the following websites from 23 August:
Alternatively, more information is available on the Sony Mobile Singapore Facebook Page from 23 August.
Updated on 16 August 2013, 11.07 AM:-
Customers who pre-order the Xperia Z Ultra (4G) will receive these complimentary exclusives, valued at a total of S$288:
- NFC-enabled Smart Bluetooth Handset SBH52
- Stylish leather case cover
- Xperia Z Ultra Official Guidebook
Updated on 15 August 2013, 6.55 PM:-
We just got word from Sony Mobile Singapore that the Xperia Z Ultra (4G) will be retailing at a recommended retail price of $1,038. It will be available for pre-orders from 23 August at Sony Xperia stores and telcos. Its official launch will be on 5 September.
All three colors will be available at launch. Hit this link for our full review of the Xperia Z Ultra!
Originally reported on 25 June 2013:-
Sony Mobile today announced the 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra, its first "phablet" offering at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai.
The Xperia Z has the world's largest Full-HD smartphone display - a 6.44-inch Triluminos display for mobile that delivers a wider palette of rich natural colors thanks to Sony's BRAVIA TV expertise. The display is also super responsive, making it compatible with any pencil and selected stylus or pen (capacitive stylus or metal pen with tip diameter over 1mm).
Despite its massive display, Sony managed to streamline the Xperia Z Ultra to a mere 6.5mm thin, making it the world's slimmest Full-HD smartphone. Running under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage capacity (microSD support up to 64GB) and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Similar to the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z, the "phablet" comes with waterproof and dust resistance capabilities (IP55 / IP58 ratings).This enables you to go underwater and record Full-HD videos with its 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Other specs include one-handed input, Small Apps for improved multitasking, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, NFC and a 3,000mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is slated for a global launch in Q3 2013. The exact timing of availability will vary by market.