Alleged picture of the Sony Xperia ZU phablet leaks before announcement

Alleged picture of the Sony Xperia ZU phablet leaks before announcement
If you have been wondering how Sony's first phablet and the phone with the largest screen ever will look like, you don't have to wait until tomorrow, as what claims to be photo of it leaked out. 

The pics show a pretty large bezel top and bottom, which, if the phone is indeed with a 6.44" screen, would be a big hurdle to portability and manageability, explaining why it appeared serving as a kitten holder recently. Also, in line with the rumor that it will sport a screen tech that allows you to doodle with a regular pen or pencil on it, instead of a dedicated stylus, the hand in the picture seems to be drawing on a Post-it note stuck to the display, instead of on the actual screen.

The second leaked handset in the pictures below that Sony is supposed to unveil tomorrow, is said to be the Xperia SP for China, with quad-core MediaTek processor and dual SIM capabilities. Sony is also said to unveil a smartwatch of its own, so tune in tomorrow when all mysteries will be cleared.

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52 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

"Also, in line with the rumor that it will sport a screen tech that allows you to doodle with a regular pen or pencil on it, instead of a dedicated stylus,..." Very interesting...:)

14. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

A real good innovation ahead of us in screen technology. Happy to see SONY taking a good initiative.

25. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm not hating but why would I use a pencil instead of the s pen.....

27. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Why would u use a stylus when u can use a pencil? If u lose a stylus u need to buy another stylus that is more expensive than a pencil but if u lose a pencil u can buy another pencil that is way cheaper than stylus. cheapest and smartest way than a stylus lol

33. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

The S Pen gives you much more functionality than a pencil would. There is the hover feature for previewing videos, photos, and website sub-menus. You can also add different pens, pencils and brushes all with different colors with a S Pen. And who keeps losing S Pens? Set the alarm on it, and it will let you know your leaving it behind. S Pen is far superior to a simple pencil, but it would be cool to be able to use both.

36. yudi.nemesis unregistered

if you just want hover feature all you need is very sensitive display just like Xperia Sola i think being able to use anything as a stylus is better options than a normal stylus

41. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Sounds cool, but not into Sonys. Just think it would be better to have both options.

51. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

What ever man. I wanna see what u would say when Sony comes with a stylus

52. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Tweek the UI a little and I would consider it. I don't hate Sony, they just haven't put out anything I'd like to spend a few hundred bucks on.

32. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

As the previous commenter noted it is easier to replace a pencil than it is a stylus. Also, it would be better to write with than a regular stylus. The stylus that comes with the Note is just too small to be able to write comfortably for anything longer than a quick note.

34. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I have big hands and although I thought it would be a problem at first, I've found the S Pen is very comfortable to write with. I even prefere it to typing at this point.

37. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

To show the world that the display is more accurate than the Samsung Note

45. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Really. I just wanna see how does a simple "pencil" would compete with Stylus. Stylus is small, I know. Hard to use. But stylus has many features and functionality May be Sony has something innovative this time.

38. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

I want this to be a spectacular device. Even the Note 3 shouldn't be able to keep up with this piece of elegance. Not that I hate Samsung. Just pointing out that everything needs change. People switched from iphone to Samsung. Now its time for Sony

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

S Pen? No thank you. I have Pencil!

20. ihatesmartphone unregistered

but they need sharpener.. lol...XD

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

......and eraser. lol xD

44. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Can I use with my Potato?

47. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Of course you can! lol

49. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Lol. Thanks

22. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

- Troll-physics- how to create a instant Galaxy Note - buy a smartphone ,paste a sticky on it and draw with a pencil ....u jelly Note fans

30. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

S-Pencil is on the way with NOTE 3 :)

43. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I have marker xD

3. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Only iPA could not understand the 1st and 2nd pictures are of different devices. The laughing stock of the tech world.

4. taikucing unregistered

the 2nd picture looks horrible. Thick bezel

9. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

It may be Xperia C or Xperia M.....

15. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

article says its the chinese version of the xperia sp... wonder wheres the illuminating strip at the bottom...

5. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The camera is left of the middle on the first picture. The second picture is likely to be the rumoured low end 5 incher for certain markets.

10. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Yeah it may be Xperia C i think

6. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

LOL 1 pic of Xperia ZU, 2 of Xperia SP

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