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It's officially a tablet: Wi-Fi only Sony Xperia Z Ultra on sale in Japan

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It's officially a tablet: Wi-Fi only Sony Xperia Z Ultra on sale in Japan
From the first time we heard about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it was seen as a device that was clearly pushing the boundaries of the term "phablet". Most phablets haven't attempted to go much higher than 6-inches, but the Xperia Z Ultra features a 6.4-inch display and its footprint looks closer to a 7-inch tablet than a 6-inch phablet. Now, the device has officially gone over to the tablet world.

There had been rumors about Sony prepping a Wi-Fi only version of the Xperia Z Ultra, and it has become a reality. The Wi-Fi only model of the device will officially go on sale in Japan this Friday, January 24th. The device will sell for ¥52,000 (~$499), and it won't be alone on shelves. Sony has also launched an LTE-enabled version of the device on Japanese carrier KDDI. 

The tablet version of the Xperia Z Ultra features all of the specs that you'd expect, including the noted 6.4-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera. Of course, one thing that made the device feel more like a tablet than a phablet was that alongside that 8MP camera, there is no flash on the device, which is something of a disappointment.

source: Sony Japan via GSMArena

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posted on 21 Jan 2014, 22:24 5

1. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


That makes Xperia Z Ultra officially the thinnest tablet in the world! Second is the Xperia Z Tablet. Sleek and gorgeous beasts! Sony ftw! :D

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:00

7. __0__ (Posts: 225; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Sony is pretty awesome in 2013 , hope they can keep it up in 2014

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 06:27

12. Teja171 (unregistered)


Too big to handle.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 22:28

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3277; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I don't know about this...

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 22:59

3. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


No google edition?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 06:28

13. Teja171 (unregistered)


Its already available.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 23:42

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 806; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


And here in the US, one can get a brand new unlocked Z Ultra LTE for $500 or less.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 00:18

5. Duketytz (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Sweet! Now I can use it as a tablet without being laughed at for using it as a phone!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 01:04 2

6. hurrycanger (Posts: 806; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


You didn't know you could use the GSM Z Ultra without a sim card? xD

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:02 3

8. rency0722 (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Z Ultra has an identity crisis. Hahaha.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:31

9. sotos73 (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)


The best phone ever made!!!Sony z ultra!!
Yes Sony!!! Go for it!!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 06:29

14. Teja171 (unregistered)


May be you wanna address it as " Best phablet ever made "

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 05:44

10. oister85 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


What they need to do is revamp the xperia tablet z with the ultra specs and they will have a winner again.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 06:26

11. Teja171 (unregistered)


Finally arrived :P

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:17 1

15. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Biggest smartphone and smallest tablet.

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