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Latest Sony image teaser could be showing us the successor to the 6.44'' Xperia Z Ultra

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Latest Sony image teaser could be showing us the successor to the 6.44'' Xperia Z Ultra
Even today, there are few mainstream 'phones' that can say they've bested Sony's 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra at its own game: size. Fewer still can boast as slim and stylish design. Indeed, with a few exceptions, the Z Ultra remains the king for the very niche (and small), but passionate, big-screen-loving community of phablet appreciators. We're unaware of how many units of the Z Ultra Sony actually sold, but a teaser just published on its Twitter handle could be an early sign that the category will go beyond beta testing and work on establishing its own legacy.

The image teaser in question and the attached hint by Sony is obviously cryptic enough to leave a few questions hanging in the air, and we'll admit that we could very well be looking at a different device altogether. Some, for example, were quick to exclaim "Xperia Z3!", of course, but we find that extremely unlikely. Instead, the Z Ultra sounds like a far more likely candidate, especially given its advanced age.


What we have is the image of a very slim-looking device that reveals the signature Sony power, volume, and camera keys, along with the comment: "Shh… do you want to know a secret? Stay tuned for the next big thing this season." Obviously, that "big thing" could be a literal reference to the size of a possible Z2 Ultra (or Z Ultra 2?). Just as likely (or even more), it could be nothing beyond your typical marketing lingo. Time will tell, so stay tuned for more!

source: Sony (Twitter) via Xperia Blog

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posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:16 2

1. Duketytz (Posts: 470; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Literally big! But am loving it!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:19 9

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1837; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Thats what she moaned.. Ha!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:41 2

10. iMemo (Posts: 102; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


You've cracked my ribs mahn!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:56 4

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6429; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I don't care large beautiful display! Not to mention its water proof no stylist needed. May be next phone after my z1

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 10:05 1

24. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


My wishlist:
qHD IPS display(at least 6.6" without increasing phone size), snapdragon 805, a not-so-crappy camera. The 'peefectest' phone I have ever used. Was scared that there wont be a sequel to it!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:14

27. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


+1! Camera needs a good bump. Hopefully it is Z2 ultra - not something else.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 23:55

31. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I think you mean QHD (2560x1440). qHD is 960x540.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:18

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1837; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Nice.. ..lets see if they can get this right, and add more than 16gb of internal memory...

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:21 1

4. alexnapo (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


Welcome Z Ultra 2...

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:25 10

6. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Z2 Ultra sounds better :)

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 10:02 1

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3438; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


No! Ultra Z2...

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:14

28. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


It'd probably be called Z2 ultra like the T2 ultra.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 17:56

30. marcski07 (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


2 ultra z

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:23

5. pwnarena (Posts: 881; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


they should just create a sleek 7" or 8" tablet with phone capabilities. the z ultra was a big big failure. it only had that erratic pencil input and extreme thinness to brag about.

jdi already has that 7" panel with white magic and localized dimming. that's the perfect display to use for the z ultra series converted to a small tablet line.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:22 2

18. romeo1 (Posts: 228; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


The z ultra also had the biggest screen with triluminos for mobile. Also it was the first with the s800 and the waterproof ability.
Im not sure how it did in the rest of the world but here in holland it sold better than the expectation as i bought it in the first couple of days it landed here and my brother in law also wanted it and called the next day to all of the big companies here and allot smaller ones and it was sold out everywhere.
All of them also said it went better than expected.
I think sony just wanted to make the phone with the biggest screen and found out that people like big screens more than they've expected.

I for 1 can't wait to see the new one and am hoping on a bit bigger screen but I doubt that will happen

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:25

7. AJagtiani (Posts: 460; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Could be it be the Z3? Seeing Sony's half a year flagship cycle.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:26 1

8. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


No. Z2 is barely available worldwide they wouldn't already tease the next one.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 09:12

22. drazwy (Posts: 135; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Yeah probably not. BUT, the z3 will be announced next month even though that is hot on the heels of the z2 release. That puts in 6 months from the previous announcement. It's still barely out there. Consider yourself lucky if you live in a country it's been released in and even luckier to actually purchase it and have it show up.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:40

9. karamelakimo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 May 2014)


I feel like that it's a mini tablet like 7 or 8 inch
Not a phablet

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:48

11. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


C'mon Sony, no one needs another "Big thing". We need another small thing! You know, Z2 Compact would be awesome!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:48 1

12. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


Too many four eyes droid need to bring enormous device in order to anticipate their short sighteness, too blind to look device below 6 inches, feel sorry to them :)

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:03 2

13. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


The iPhone 6 is not going to have a really big screen, like the gorgeous screen on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Someone showed me one of those Samsungs recently, and I instantly coveted it. Next to the Samsung, my iPhone felt small and old. Given that Apple thinks Samsung has ripped off everything about the Galaxy from the iPhone, I assumed that Apple would want to return the favor and rip off the awesome big Galaxy screen from Samsung. But according to the gadget gods, Apple has decided to just make the iPhone 5 screen slightly taller. And that's annoying. Who cares about having a "taller" screen? I certainly don't want to have to turn the phone to "landscape" view every time I want to look at something.

Lmao.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:54 1

16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


thats one of your very rare senseful comments.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:58

20. RuiBacelar (Posts: 125; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Your butt must be really sored....

Want some apple juice to apply latter this evening???

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:07 1

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Hope they make it 6'' and put a 4000mah+ battery, better camera, and 805 please. Ooh i forgot an active stylus and split screen multitasking. :-)

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 10:24

25. MrTzr (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Yes, 6,44" with large bezels is too big. 5,7- 6" with smaller bezels would pe perfect!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:42 3

15. vuyonc (Posts: 224; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


The Z Ultra was the first ever SD800 phablet. Make the successor the first SD805 please!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:36 1

19. AstronautJones (Posts: 262; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


So the Sony marketing dept. is stealing material from Samsung now? No matter, its the phones that count.
Interested to see what it is

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 09:05

21. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Yahoo.. If it is indeed the successor to the z ultra. Just hope that if so, they put in a much better camera with flash & actually include software features to make full use of the screen size just like the note. IMO lack of flash & software allowing for multitasking were the only 2 negative points of the z ultra.

Also i dont think even a single mainstream phone has bested the z ultra in overall physical dimensions. Unless you consider the asus fonepad series or the galaxy tab series to be phones :)

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 10:35 1

26. isprobi (Posts: 197; Member since: 30 May 2011)


They need to add a better camera of at least 13 MP with flash, newer CPU and good stereo speakers. Anything else is icing on the cake for me. I love the stability 44 days and counting since last restart.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:19

29. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Sony will do a stupid move once more and announce a phone that won't be offered in the US at launch....

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