Screenshots from Sony Xperia ZU prototype confirm specs

Screenshots from Sony Xperia ZU prototype confirm specs
One of the most anticipated devices right now is the Sony Xperia ZU. Screenshots from a prototype confirm most of the high-end specs that you would expect from a unit like this. The only difference from expectations is with the screen size which is listed at 6.21 inches instead of the 6.44 inches that the screen was supposed to measure. The difference could be Sony's navigation bar. And while .23 of an inch might not sound like a lot, it would be the difference between calling the Sony Xperia ZU a large-screened phone and calling it the largest screened model in the industry. Currently, that honor goes to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 with its 6.3 inch panel.

The rest of the specs confirmed by the phone's system info page include the Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset and the Adreno 330 GPU. Android 4.2.2 is listed as running the phone. There is also 16GB of native storage and 2GB of RAM. In other words, everything you've been hearing about the device appears to be true.

Sony has an event coming on June 25th in Germany at which time the Sony Xperia ZU could be introduced.



source: XperiaBlog via TechRadar

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Now these are deep blacks finally. Not grayish.

3. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

It's a screenshot, the depth of the blacks depend of the device you're currently using, it might render differently on the phone. Take a screenshot from an amoled device and view it on an lcd screen, you'll notice the difference

6. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Agreed with you. But I think they have removed TFT screen and triluminos display should be under the hood. Hope so. Waiting desperately.

15. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Hopefully it should be better, but Triluminos (quantum dot) technology is still LCD-based. I think in time, it should have many competitive qualities, like being flexible/unbreakable and deep blacks, but right now the tech isn't mature enough. Some qualities right now is that it has much better viewing angles, great contrast, and somewhat less power consumption. Sony's Triluminos TV demo is still backlit though, and thus will not have deep blacks.

17. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

LCD is god too. HTC One, HUAWEI ASCEND D2 and Droid DNA have gorgeous displays.

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LCD is better than OLED (at least for today).

33. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Better? really?. If sony use Oled you will say "OLED is better than LCD (at least for today)."

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Seems that you new her right? What Sony has to do with my comment about LCD and OLED?

37. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Even many amoleds and ips are tft. get m get m Get it right...

16. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

who else in delima of wanting to buy this phone. i like that its big but what will i do with that big phone? i wont be reading all the time nor watching youtube all day. so when does that big screen come handy? it would be nightmare to use while biking or to take it to gym :/ i should wait for that other sony mystery phone.

34. The_Original_Zon

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

I'm in the same boat as you. From what has been leaked this a gorgeous phone with an even better spec sheet, but it's just too big. The Honami seems like a better fit, but it's still gonna be a tough decision.

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Remember its a website picture you're looking at. u have too actually hold the phone too see the DEEP BLACK colors

2. oister85

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

It looks huge

5. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Obviously. It is Goddamn 6.21 inches device.

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

this^ i hope they should make same specs but it has 5.5"

20. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You don't say?

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hell yea.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Can't wait for the announcement. Just need a U.S release date.

13. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Bring it on, Sony! As long as it's as compact as ZL with minimal bezel, I'm in.

18. wendygarett unregistered

Snapdragon 800 is already overshadow all the competitor out there, I hope Qualcomm advertise this product... Coz it first s800 device probably

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Unfortunately, with Sony, there is generally a bit of a delay between announcement and shipping to stores. Somehow I suspect other phones will be available to purchase with the S800/Adreno 330 chipset before the new Sony is available.

24. wendygarett unregistered

It's only delay in US mate :)

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Time will tell.

28. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

That's just too large

29. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I hope it has a 6.45" like, ive been reading about since its inception. Id be very disappointed if it werent. Granted theres nothing i can really do about it if otherwise.

30. BenLing

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

more Xperia ZU Screenshots see here forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=42740294&p​ostcount=7399

31. mohann

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

what is that on the 3rd screenshot left side bottom.. is that multitasking bar as Samsung...

32. mohann

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

what is that on the 3rd screenshot left side bottom.. is that multitasking bar as Samsung...

35. ashue

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

unleash this fast please.... cant wait to have this device now.....

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