Sony announces the 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra dual phablets
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
Introducing Xperia™ T2 Ultra and Xperia™ T2 Ultra dual - the large screen smartphone for entertainment on-the-go!
Intense entertainment on a large HD display with integrated movies and music out-of-the-box
The world’s most portable large-screen smartphone1: 6” HD display in a smartphone with slim, lightweight and easy to use design with one-handed operation features
Snap great pictures with the best camera in its class2 and enhanced “selfie” apps like Portrait retouch
Speed and stamina with super-fast data, a lightning quick processor and great battery performance to keep your movies playing all day.
14th January 2014, London, UK – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia T2 Ultra, the next evolution in large-screen smartphone design. Designed specifically with customers from emerging markets in China, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific rim in mind, Xperia T2 Ultra brings together the best of Sony’s imaging and display technologies with ground-breaking design efficiency to produce a stunning LTE3 Android smartphone at a mid-range price point.
“Xperia T2 Ultra will lead the category through its combination of advanced display and camera technologies, it will bring large-screen entertainment in an amazingly portable form factor and it will do it all whilst providing incredible value for money,” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Its large HD display will deliver big screen entertainment on the go whilst the efficiency of the design will allow it to remain the worlds most portable large screen smartphone.”
Incredible entertainment with you all the time
Sony’s entertainment divisions have been delivering some of the world’s greatest entertainment content for decades and with Xperia T2 Ultra these experiences will be more integrated than ever before. Sony’s latest Album, WalkmanTM and Movies apps will integrate out-of-the-box with cloud services to provide easy access to fantastic entertainment. For users in most Asia Pacific markets this will mean out-of-the-box integration with the Sony Entertainment Network as well as Sony’s PlayMemories Online storage service, whilst in China users will have access to an exclusive Sony movies channel via Sohu and the Sony Zone, a 320Kbps high quality streaming MP3 service.
To make the most of the movies and songs, whilst ensuring that users need never be parted from them, Xperia T2 Ultra combines a number of key design features to perfectly balance the need for a large screen with portability and battery endurance.
Xperia T2 Ultra’s stunning 6” HD TRILUMINOS display extends to within 2.5 mm of the phone’s edges. This means that it has a screen to phone size ratio of 73.6%, both making the most of the space available and ensuring that the phone is no wider than a standard credit card. It is also both slim (7.6 mm) and light (weighing only 173 ± 1g depending on variant differences), fitting easily in a jacket pocket.
Big, bright screens can often use a lot of power, but that’s not a problem with Xperia T2 Ultra, Sony has ensured that it is ready to go the distance by incorporating a battery-efficient processor and massive 3000 mAh battery, coupled with Sony’s unique Battery STAMINA Mode that automatically turns off functions to save power when you don’t need them and restarts them when you do.
Sony’s innovative smart social camera
Xperia T2 Ultra features a 13 megapixel camera, the best in it’s class2, that brings together the best of Sony’s digital imaging technology to allow users to capture incredible images, and, coupled with Sony’s new smart social camera ecosystem, smartphone photography can go far beyond the traditional snapshot.
The smart social camera system allows developers to create camera add-ons that extend functionality and re-define the role of the camera. Apps available at launch will include:
Portrait Retouch: Turn Xperia T2 Ultra into a virtual mirror and experiment with make-up effects before snapping the perfect self-portrait
Collage: Allows you to drop images directly into creative photo collages by changing formats, layouts and backgrounds
Background defocus: Create stunning images full of depth by separating foreground elements and burring the background
Timeshift burst: Ensures you get the perfect photo every time by taking 31 photos within two seconds, both before and after you press the shutter. You can then scroll through them afterwards to select the perfect shot.
Sweep Panorama: Snap amazing and seamless panoramas easily. Take a snap then sweep the phone in a direction you set to capture wide-angle panoramas.
These will feature alongside a growing number of third party applications available through the Sony Select app store and accessible directly from the camera app on Xperia T2 Ultra. Already the smart social camera includes apps for services like Evernote and Sphere with many more launching in the coming months.
Xperia T2 Ultra at the heart of a connected ecosystem
With one-touch functions users can instantly and easily share music, photos and videos and movies from Xperia T2 Ultra with a wide range of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, SmartWatch, wireless headsets and TVs.
The SBH52 is a dynamic Smart Bluetooth™ Handset that provides easy hands-free call handling with a single press, while leaving your smartphone conveniently in your bag. It also provides you with stereo sound while enjoying movies on the Xperia T2 Ultra. The OLED display conveniently lets you browse your call log, view text messages, and see who’s calling you. And with a sleek, minimal and splash-proof design you can now use it anywhere, in any weather. Use it as a quality stereo music headset to listen to music or to the built-in standalone FM radio with RDS. Pairing and connecting is achieved simply by touching it to the back of Xperia T2 Ultra or other NFC-enabled device. The smart flip case – SCR14 doesn’t only protect your screen from scratching but can also serve as a holding stand for when you’re watching movies or using video chat. Moreover, its smart sensors will automatically wake up your Xperia T2 Ultra as soon as you open the cover!
Dual SIM, no compromise
Xperia T2 Ultra dual variant offers a new experience through the incorporation of Sony’s latest generation of dual SIM mobile technology. Users can set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones and one-touch switching between SIMs before making calls or sending texts. Sony’s dual SIM management technology means that users can keep both SIMs active, never missing a call, even whilst talking on one of them.
6” HD display (720p) with TRILUMINOSTM and Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for mobile
13 MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile
1.1 Mp front facing camera with Exmor R
Access to Sony’s “one-touch” ecosystem of 132 NFC connected accessories
Snapdragon Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on board storage (Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB)
Large 3000 mAh embedded battery with Battery STAMINA Mode
- ENDS –
1 Based on the published dimensions of Xperia T2 Ultra (weight, thickness and volume) compared against those of competing large screen smartphones. Strategy Analytics defines a large screen smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of 6 inches or greater. Source: Strategy Analytics SpecTRAX Service, 17th December 2013.
2 This claim was found to be supported based on the published camera resolution of Xperia T2 Ultra compared against that of competing 6” or larger screened smartphones with a global average launch price of less than €400, and the results of an independent features audit, conducted by Strategy Analytics between 23rd December 2013 and 2nd January 2014, comparing the features of Sony Xperia T2 Ultra with Samsung Mega 6.3, Huawei Ascend Mate and ASUS Fonepad Note 6.
3 Non-LTE variants available in certain markets, for more information check with local SOMC representatives.
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1. bkzebraphone (Posts: 36; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
I like the design of these phones. Hopefully Sony's next flagship looks similar to these.
11. lalalaman (Posts: 288; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Thank god for thin bezels and solid design....glass looks weak to me
33. akki20892 (Posts: 3290; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
looks compact though, i mean not too big bezel.
5. Duketytz (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
This is the only similarly designed phone that I won't complain... too premium looking! The camera shutter will bring many high end phones to shame
6. LikeMyself (Posts: 231; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Sony's Kitkat UI seems to be super beautiful.Look at that pic and the on-screen button.Awesome! Hopefully Z2 will be a little smaller,then it's for me.I have phobia for phablets!
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5137; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I think it's running Android 4.3 JB, because the UI looks like on the 4.3.
19. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 690; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
The status bar has white icons, so it may be Android 4.4
21. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I can surely see the battery is green in color. Take a closer look! :)
25. Duketytz (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
It is probably Kitkat since there is transparent on-screen keyboard and also transparent status bar. I think it is probably similar UI since there isn't much to change
9. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Sony's design language is definitely the best one out there.
Just look at this beauty.
10. __0__ (Posts: 232; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
If they made the Z ultra 6 inches , has a LED flash . I will buy one instead of note 3
12. hery14 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Sony so great to keep their secret about new device, no rumor about this device
13. renz4 (Posts: 215; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
spec is quite good except ram maybe. let's see how sony want to price this
14. livyatan (Posts: 674; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Size and design wise, this is how the Z Ultra should've been like!
Oh and also it has the flash and better camera, of course.
16. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
In what way they are stupid? Samsung flooded us with many useless, plastic phones. This is more relevant..
26. livyatan (Posts: 674; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Stupid Sony fans?
I was looking forward buying the Xperia Z Ultra, but when I saw the specs I couldn't believe their lack of logic for releasing such utterly oversized device with the lack of flash and outdated camera.
All they had to do was to release a device like this, with 1080p screen and snapdragon 800 and it would be a hit instead of the huge flop as deserved.
So I had to go with the Note 3!
29. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Again and again I'm proud to say that I'm not a Sammy boy, I love Apple, LG, Nokia, Sony, HTC, Asus, and even Huawei! But not Sammy..
15. boycott_japan (banned) (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)
Failed, only 720p, crapdragon 400 with only 1gb ram... i bet it will come with horible price tag
not to mention Sony battery life is so awful...
If phablet, then note 3
18. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
I can understand your situation.
I think you must learn how to comment, but its a good try as your second comment.
Just a look at your name and everything is clear.
41. __0__ (Posts: 232; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Shut up Wendy. This phone is a mid ranger for people that Couldn't afford a note 3. I think it's beautiful for a mid ranger and good for the price.
20. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 690; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Wow almost perfect phone for me, since I don't really need NFC and LTE
22. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 913; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
and those bezels are shrinking,.nice to see a 6 incher w/led flash too.
23. mmmanuuu (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Sony should have released the mini 6 inch version of z ultra by adding a flash and changing the display tech to ips rather than the TFT display. Spec wise z ultra is a monster and this T2 Ultra wont come anywhere near that. That humoungous size is the only reason why z ultra is not selling well. If that phone was in somewhere near 5.8 - 6 inch category, it could have challenge note 3. They could have atleast added a full hd screen and 2 gb ram to this T2 ultra.
28. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
not bad Sony..
but make a 5'" to 6"inch phones please..
and make it with NFC,HD 720p srceen,12/13MP camera and front facing 1.3MP camera....
Thumbs up if u guys want this..!
30. cireyaj15 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
it would have been better i think if its iPS.
31. shyguy3763 (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)
Sony makes the best looking phones next to Nokia,good job!
32. pyradark (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Lol!!! Nokia 925 is the best they made since merge!!!
No one can take sony crown on mobile design
36. Kishin (Posts: 582; Member since: 30 May 2013)
I disagree cause the iPhone has the crown in mobile design.
37. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Iphones are ugly curved looking phones.
Curved edges never looks nice. You trying to say curved Apple Tvs are bettrt looking than Samsungs, Lg, Sony Tvs.....
38. Kishin (Posts: 582; Member since: 30 May 2013)
I am not talking about TVs, iPhone is #1 in design feels nice and looks nice.
I am not hating on Sony its just a fact.
43. omruddha (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
Do anyone notice?.... That the new 2014 Xperia phones are coming with IPS displays:):)....hurray!!!