6.44 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra shows up on invitation

6.44 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra shows up on invitation
What could very well be the smartphone with the largest screen on this planet, was used on Sony's invitation for its July 4th event in France at 9:30am. The invite shows a sideways view of what is believed to be the 6.44 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra. And it sure looks like this device is not only big where it counts, but also cuts a svelte figure at 6.5mm thick. The earphone jack will be on the side of this model and there is even an opening for a lanyard.

The sideways image of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The sideways image of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The use of a stylus in the ad seems to indicate that the Japanese OEM's big boy will come with some sort of pen-based input. The phone also is expected to be water and dust resistant. The rest of the rumored specs are top shelf indeed, starting with the 6.44 inch 1080 x 1920 Triluminos display. Powering the phone is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.The latter can be expanded with the use of the included microSD slot. Back and front snappers weigh in at 8MP and 2.2MP respectively. Android 4.2 is said to be pre-installed.

The invite states that "Sony Mobile reserves a big surprise for you" (emphasis ours). The question mark is whether Sony can find a U.S. carrier to add the Sony Xperia Z Ultra to its lineup. The competition, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC T6, will both be offered by stateside operators offering subsidized pricing.

And for those wondering how the device can be water resistant with no covering for the headphone jack, take a look at those Motorola DROID RAZR models that come with the water resistant splash guard. These devices are coated using nanotechnology inside a vacuum chamber, and even the electrical circuits and ports are treated. With the improvements that we have seen in treating smartphones to handle water, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will probably be able to withstand a drop into the toilet.

source: XperiaBlog via SlashGear

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37 Comments

1. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

ok arent we reaching tablet size now? when will they realize that anything reaching 6 inches is just too big.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

very soon men will have to carry Man-Purses

5. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

People seem to b itch just for the sake of b itching. If you don't like it don't buy it. I'd rather have the choice of picking up a super large phone than being limited and held back. That's what Android phone manufaturers are about. If you still have momma dressing you let me recommed an iPhone.

12. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

I don't think he's b itching about anything it's just his/her opinion. I personally doesn't like this trend either. Manufacturers are putting all the best specs into their largest phone and that's not good. What if consumers don't want a big phone but good specs only? I actually think you're the one who is b itching about what you think others are b itching

23. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2227; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If consumers don't want larger phones then they wouldn't buy them. The only reason manufacturers are even offering such devices is because there is a demand for them. As long as there is a high enough demand, manufacturers will pour their resources into that type of product. Samsung first introduced the world to the "phablet" with the Note partially because they had enough funds to be able to take a risk if the product didn't sell well. What happened? The consumers voted in favor of the new product line with their wallets. Now you have manufacturers like LG, HTC, and Sony that have seen the success of phablet devices and are creating their own in the hopes of achieving the same success. In the end, it's the consumer that decides the success or failure of a product.

35. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Specs aren't everything. Remember that a larger screen mean more pixels to punch and more screen area to cover. That leads to requiring more CPU, GPU and RAM power to run the device. Although the Ipad 2 has basically the same specs as the iPhone 4, it is a lot more laggy.

21. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I agree with the guy above. If you don't like it, don't buy it.There you go, problem solved. Some people may like this large screen size. Big people to be exact. Right Shaq? :)

14. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Well, phones getting bigger and tablets getting smaller. We seem to be aproaching "the convergence" :P

17. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

After flexible screens are out we will have phones that turn into tablets

36. unbiasedcommenter

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

...That's what she said.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the galaxy note 2 was hard enough to fit in your jeans, now imagine a 6.4 inch phone with sharp edges, it would feel so uncomfortable especially when u sit down.

7. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

It is not really made for calls but for daily use, offering a lighter than ever ipad mini experience. Are you thinking of putting your ipad mini inside your pocket?

9. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

But w/ that being said though, there's still ample good arguments to be made on the necessity of the extra .44 inches?

16. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

can ipad mini make phone calls? and the sony xperia Z ultra is a phablet,so it would most likely have the same UI as a phone instead of a tablet, meaning its more intended to be used as a phone than a tablet. This phone is meant to compete with the galaxy note 3.

31. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

The phone feature is just as a backup. Although I don't quite agree with the 'calling with a pillow' thing, 'phablet' is something you do NOT put inside your pocket. The Xperia phablet is in perfect size so you can balance a device that you don't put inside your pocket but still can phone someone and is not as 'talking in a pillow' as the note 8.0

10. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Maybe of more use to executives who can put it in their jacket pockets and always need to carry around something to jot stuff down.

4. The_Original_Zon

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

I am a huge Sony fanboy. I love the specs and the look, but even I think this phone is just too big.

32. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

This is not a phone, but a phablet.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

To bad not a bit better camera but still interesting hope this makes samsung think about the specs on the note 3 now.

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

good specs,but i dont think its sand proof..(headphone input) toilet sure will be nice.wonder when honamy comin.

11. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Nice but, too small for LeBron and Shaq.

13. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Still waiting for the detailed and confirmed specifications of Sony Honami. 6.44 inchess is too big for me.

15. mi55u unregistered

wake me up when note 3 release, this thing is boring....

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

enjoy your plastic

28. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

do you want aluminum condoms too ?

29. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

plastic that will sell more, will be the fastest device out there , with integrated stylus, larger battery, better updates, amazing features (haters call it gimmicks,(jealous)), I think this is enough, we all know that amazing more durable plastic will beat the Xperia Tablet, (not phablet) way too big and no stylus

18. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Last year a made decission to get rid of 4" phone + 7" tablet combo and got a note 1....but as time gone, now i find my note 1 too small so i got a note 8 as well...but again, two devices to use....can not wait to hold this device in my hand and then might fall the decission that one device, 6,44" is best for everything....

20. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I remember people taking photos in front the mirror with big azz devices..I think it's stupid to call a 6'44" a phone... Ain't enough big foot's on this planet to generate some benefits off this Sony production.

22. FlushGordon unregistered

If it's made by SONY...it sure will have a LOT of flaws

24. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Well there's always a room for improvement :D

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