It's officially a tablet: Wi-Fi only Sony Xperia Z Ultra on sale in Japan

It's officially a tablet: Wi-Fi only Sony Xperia Z Ultra on sale in Japan
From the first time we heard about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it was seen as a device that was clearly pushing the boundaries of the term "phablet". Most phablets haven't attempted to go much higher than 6-inches, but the Xperia Z Ultra features a 6.4-inch display and its footprint looks closer to a 7-inch tablet than a 6-inch phablet. Now, the device has officially gone over to the tablet world.

There had been rumors about Sony prepping a Wi-Fi only version of the Xperia Z Ultra, and it has become a reality. The Wi-Fi only model of the device will officially go on sale in Japan this Friday, January 24th. The device will sell for ¥52,000 (~$499), and it won't be alone on shelves. Sony has also launched an LTE-enabled version of the device on Japanese carrier KDDI. 

The tablet version of the Xperia Z Ultra features all of the specs that you'd expect, including the noted 6.4-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera. Of course, one thing that made the device feel more like a tablet than a phablet was that alongside that 8MP camera, there is no flash on the device, which is something of a disappointment.

source: Sony Japan via GSMArena

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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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15 Comments

1. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

That makes Xperia Z Ultra officially the thinnest tablet in the world! Second is the Xperia Z Tablet. Sleek and gorgeous beasts! Sony ftw! :D

7. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Sony is pretty awesome in 2013 , hope they can keep it up in 2014

12. Teja171 unregistered

Too big to handle.

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I don't know about this...

3. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

No google edition?

13. Teja171 unregistered

Its already available.

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

And here in the US, one can get a brand new unlocked Z Ultra LTE for $500 or less.

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Sweet! Now I can use it as a tablet without being laughed at for using it as a phone!

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You didn't know you could use the GSM Z Ultra without a sim card? xD

8. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Z Ultra has an identity crisis. Hahaha.

9. sotos73

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 03, 2011

The best phone ever made!!!Sony z ultra!! Yes Sony!!! Go for it!!

14. Teja171 unregistered

May be you wanna address it as " Best phablet ever made "

10. oister85

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

What they need to do is revamp the xperia tablet z with the ultra specs and they will have a winner again.

11. Teja171 unregistered

Finally arrived :P

15. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Biggest smartphone and smallest tablet.

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