Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sony launches 6.4-inch phablet waterproof Xperia Z Ultra phone
Sony has been boasting that the Xperia Z Ultra is the slimmest large-screened handset on the market. The new Sony phablet is bigger than Samsung's Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. The Z Ultra weighed in at 212g, while the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 weighs 198g, but its chassis is mostly made of plastic materials, which somehow doesn't quite have the same build quality as the Z Ultra.
As for the thinnest, it is still Huawei's Ascend P6 which is at 6.18mm. Xperia Z is at 6.5mm.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet has an IP58 rating, which means it is water and dust-proof. It has full HD display (1920x1080p resolution) with 344ppi pixel density. The quad-core CPU of the handset is clocked at 2.2GHz and is supported by 2GB RAM.
It has the same design language as Xperia Z smartphone and features on-screen keys. It boast a scratch-resistant and shatterproof glass.
It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with a customized UI to make better use of the extra screen size. Sony's custom UI keeps most of the default stock Android features.
It has LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, and screen mirroring. It comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and has a microSD card slot for expandability up to 64GB. A large embedded 3,000mAh battery completes the package.
The back has 8MP camera with LED flash, while the front camera is 2MP. It is expected to be available in Q3 2013 in black, white and purple colours.