Alleged Sony Xperia ZU phablet screenshots reveal more icon columns


If you are still in doubt about the existence of a Sony-made phablet, this next set of leaks about it should dispel your worries. After the rumored specs were confirmed by screenshots taken from a system info app, now the interface snaps above have appeared, allegedly from the 6"+ Sony Xperia ZU handset.

If the leak is legit, it indicates a giant screen size indeed, as there is a fifth column of app icons in the main menu, and six dock icons on the homescreen. This, along with the tablet-y interface come to show that we might be indeed looking at a Sony phablet of sorts, with a stylus to boot.

The-one-that-holds-kittens is speculated for unveiling June 25 in Europe, but the source says "It's gigantic, you can forget about one-handed operation with this thing," which is definitely something that can be said about phones in the screen realm of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 or the Huawei Ascend Mate.

source: XDA-Devs via Techkiddy

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Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I'm sorry...but this news reminds of revelations from apple camp when they added some basic functionality to ios.

5. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

No, this news should remind you of iPA. As has been said by developers and insiders, this was a very early build. The one that will come with the phone will be much improved.

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

finally ...a near-7" tablet from Sony

19. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Apple will sue them.

29. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Just like you sue your wife "SweetPotato"

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Does it sport the same crappy tft lcd as the xperia z?

3. wendygarett unregistered

Umm it's a screenshot, sony ui menu page are always greyish...

6. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

How many times do I have to say that even many amoleds and IPS use tft... And the Z was a screen lottery? If you want to ignore the overwhelming evidence, it's up to you. Both ways, the Z screen was improved in a firmware update anyway, proving initial guesses that software was to blame too.

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Xperia Z screen is TFT right? Then what's your argument here? If you think it's just as good as IPS then feel free, if that'll make you happy

13. raihansazal

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

isn't IPS also TFT????

17. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

tft is an older piece of technology...ips-lcd is much better look at iphones or htc's sony always suffers from poor viewing angles, brigthness, etc.

18. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

poor viewing angles yes, brightness no... My Xperia Acro S screen is absolutely gorgeous ar only 340ppi Of course I have to view it perpendicularly.. which never bothers me

20. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It is. These guys are just trolls, don't mind them.

26. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Kid you have the most meaningful comments here!

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Sony should give more attention to screens on their mobile devices. Sony even makes one of the best tv's before and up till now and yet they can't improve the screen on their xperia? I wonder why

10. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

because you have started judging the device even before you have seen it yourself

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I personally have already seen an xperia z, it's screen is nice but when you compare it side by side to its competitors, that's when you'll see their differences. Don't get me wrong,I'm not bashing Sony. I'm still enjoying my 14 yr old Sony trinitron tv

27. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Sony Mobile is a different division. And FYI, the screens they used in their mobile phones is from a different company, "Sharp" if I'm not mistaken.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then don't look talk bout it if u hate the screen.

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Excited !! And I'm glad they finally ditched the app drawer button. It was not fitting with the rest and was the same since gingerbread

7. mohann

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

where is quick settings in the notification bar?? is that phablet coming with 4.1 onboard?? WTH!!

14. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I like the density they use, everything looks small and professional, not like the Note 2 where everything is blown up and makes it look like a kids phone or something for people with bad sight. I hope Samsung gives this type of density to the Note 3!!

24. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Excellent comment. This really makes a difference and shows that they took care of the product. If the specs are also confirmed, then it is apparent that Sony means business. Also I have noticed that the last couple of weeks they are churning out loads of updates (ok, some admittedly long overdue) which means that they seem to be finally targeting all the problems they've been critisized for. E.g. it seems that the ZU will likely be the first product to sport the Snapdragon 800, whereas the ZL has just received its 4.2.2 update, quite ahead of the HTC One for an example. Most likely the Z will follow suit being pretty much the same phone. Well done Sony.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

5 days away!

21. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

look like 7'' tablet

22. ashue

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

25th June..... Waiting!!!

23. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

With that icon columns it will have 2560x1600 screen resolution, back in 2011 JDI unveils 6.1 with the same resolution.

25. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Damn. I hate sonys UI

28. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Then you must be a kid. You like Cartoon UI right?

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