Latest Sony image teaser could be showing us the successor to the 6.44'' Xperia Z Ultra

Latest Sony image teaser could be showing us the successor to the 6.44'' Xperia Z Ultra
Even today, there are few mainstream 'phones' that can say they've bested Sony's 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra at its own game: size. Fewer still can boast as slim and stylish design. Indeed, with a few exceptions, the Z Ultra remains the king for the very niche (and small), but passionate, big-screen-loving community of phablet appreciators. We're unaware of how many units of the Z Ultra Sony actually sold, but a teaser just published on its Twitter handle could be an early sign that the category will go beyond beta testing and work on establishing its own legacy.

The image teaser in question and the attached hint by Sony is obviously cryptic enough to leave a few questions hanging in the air, and we'll admit that we could very well be looking at a different device altogether. Some, for example, were quick to exclaim "Xperia Z3!", of course, but we find that extremely unlikely. Instead, the Z Ultra sounds like a far more likely candidate, especially given its advanced age.


What we have is the image of a very slim-looking device that reveals the signature Sony power, volume, and camera keys, along with the comment: "Shh… do you want to know a secret? Stay tuned for the next big thing this season." Obviously, that "big thing" could be a literal reference to the size of a possible Z2 Ultra (or Z Ultra 2?). Just as likely (or even more), it could be nothing beyond your typical marketing lingo. Time will tell, so stay tuned for more!

source: Sony (Twitter) via Xperia Blog

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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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32 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Literally big! But am loving it!

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Thats what she moaned.. Ha!

10. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

You've cracked my ribs mahn!

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't care large beautiful display! Not to mention its water proof no stylist needed. May be next phone after my z1

32. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

maybe you should consider poor battery life ha ?

24. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

My wishlist: qHD IPS display(at least 6.6" without increasing phone size), snapdragon 805, a not-so-crappy camera. The 'peefectest' phone I have ever used. Was scared that there wont be a sequel to it!

27. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

+1! Camera needs a good bump. Hopefully it is Z2 ultra - not something else.

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

I think you mean QHD (2560x1440). qHD is 960x540.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nice.. ..lets see if they can get this right, and add more than 16gb of internal memory...

4. alexnapo

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Welcome Z Ultra 2...

6. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Z2 Ultra sounds better :)

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No! Ultra Z2...

28. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

It'd probably be called Z2 ultra like the T2 ultra.

30. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

2 ultra z

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

they should just create a sleek 7" or 8" tablet with phone capabilities. the z ultra was a big big failure. it only had that erratic pencil input and extreme thinness to brag about. jdi already has that 7" panel with white magic and localized dimming. that's the perfect display to use for the z ultra series converted to a small tablet line.

18. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The z ultra also had the biggest screen with triluminos for mobile. Also it was the first with the s800 and the waterproof ability. Im not sure how it did in the rest of the world but here in holland it sold better than the expectation as i bought it in the first couple of days it landed here and my brother in law also wanted it and called the next day to all of the big companies here and allot smaller ones and it was sold out everywhere. All of them also said it went better than expected. I think sony just wanted to make the phone with the biggest screen and found out that people like big screens more than they've expected. I for 1 can't wait to see the new one and am hoping on a bit bigger screen but I doubt that will happen

7. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Could be it be the Z3? Seeing Sony's half a year flagship cycle.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No. Z2 is barely available worldwide they wouldn't already tease the next one.

22. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Yeah probably not. BUT, the z3 will be announced next month even though that is hot on the heels of the z2 release. That puts in 6 months from the previous announcement. It's still barely out there. Consider yourself lucky if you live in a country it's been released in and even luckier to actually purchase it and have it show up.

9. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

I feel like that it's a mini tablet like 7 or 8 inch Not a phablet

11. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

C'mon Sony, no one needs another "Big thing". We need another small thing! You know, Z2 Compact would be awesome!

12. FingerMyApple unregistered

Too many four eyes droid need to bring enormous device in order to anticipate their short sighteness, too blind to look device below 6 inches, feel sorry to them :)

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The iPhone 6 is not going to have a really big screen, like the gorgeous screen on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Someone showed me one of those Samsungs recently, and I instantly coveted it. Next to the Samsung, my iPhone felt small and old. Given that Apple thinks Samsung has ripped off everything about the Galaxy from the iPhone, I assumed that Apple would want to return the favor and rip off the awesome big Galaxy screen from Samsung. But according to the gadget gods, Apple has decided to just make the iPhone 5 screen slightly taller. And that's annoying. Who cares about having a "taller" screen? I certainly don't want to have to turn the phone to "landscape" view every time I want to look at something. Lmao.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

thats one of your very rare senseful comments.

20. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Your butt must be really sored.... Want some apple juice to apply latter this evening???

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hope they make it 6'' and put a 4000mah+ battery, better camera, and 805 please. Ooh i forgot an active stylus and split screen multitasking. :-)

25. MrTzr unregistered

Yes, 6,44" with large bezels is too big. 5,7- 6" with smaller bezels would pe perfect!

15. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The Z Ultra was the first ever SD800 phablet. Make the successor the first SD805 please!

19. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

So the Sony marketing dept. is stealing material from Samsung now? No matter, its the phones that count. Interested to see what it is

21. brasstax

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yahoo.. If it is indeed the successor to the z ultra. Just hope that if so, they put in a much better camera with flash & actually include software features to make full use of the screen size just like the note. IMO lack of flash & software allowing for multitasking were the only 2 negative points of the z ultra. Also i dont think even a single mainstream phone has bested the z ultra in overall physical dimensions. Unless you consider the asus fonepad series or the galaxy tab series to be phones :)

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