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Sony 'Xperia X Ultra' surfaces with 6.4-inch, 21:9 display

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Sony 'Xperia X Ultra' surfaces with 6.4-inch, 21:9 display
UPDATE: Sorry, guys. After further investigation, we've confirmed this to be a fan-made concept and not an official image.

If you're familiar with the new LG G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 duo, you'll have noticed a recurring theme with regards to their displays. The G6's screen touts an 18:9 aspect ratio while the panels of the S8 duo are 18.5:9 -- both essentially twice as tall as they are wide. The idea seems to be that users can navigate more content without the device becoming too unwieldy, and with plenty of streamed video being filmed at 2:1 these days, it makes overall sense. With LG and Samsung having laid down their cards, it's only natural that other OEMs will begin to follow suit, and a new leak suggests that Sony could also be about to jump on the long-screened bandwagon. 

While the G6 and S8 are very much real, we're not so sure about this glimpse of what is claimed to be the Sony Xperia X Ultra. With a 6.4-inch, 21:9 setup, its display would be even taller / longer than those of the aforementioned. Despite the premium appearance of the renders, though, the purported specs suggest that the Xperia X Ultra will not compete at the very high end of the market. 

According to the accompanying information, there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage and a 3050 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Certainly not a disaster on paper, but not in the same playing field as the likes of Sony's Xperia XZ Premium, which touts the more powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset. 

Other supposed features include a 19-megapixel main camera with a 13-megapixel snapper on the front, IP68 rating for dust and water-resistance, dual speakers and Android Nougat out of the box. There's no word on the resolution of that elongated display but if this device is actually a Thing, we'll find out in due course. 

We're taking this with a grain of salt for now, since the Xperia X Ultra is little more than a rumor. Still, take a look at the renders in the gallery below, and let us know in the comments if you'd be interested in a 21:9 handset from Sony. 

source: MobileXpose via BGR.in

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posted on 08 May 2017, 07:28 19

1. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Hey look, it's a tree!

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:34 2

2. pacattack81 (Posts: 120; Member since: 08 Dec 2016)


LMAO!

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:23 3

13. bucky (Posts: 3132; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Actually laughed. Thanks!

posted on 08 May 2017, 11:34 1

26. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1042; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Nah, it looks like the old LG chocolate at phone (can't remember the exact name)

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:35 14

3. deanylev (Posts: 223; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Maybe you should keep up, PA :/

https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/05/leaked-xperia-x-ultra-renders-come-concept-designer.html

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:38 1

5. Bankz (Posts: 2015; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Typical PA fashion..

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:11 2

22. Podrick (Posts: 1142; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


I'm glad its not real.

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:37 1

4. Bankz (Posts: 2015; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Ruler? Stick? Rope?

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:41 3

6. cmvrgr (Posts: 34; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Ridiculous 21:9 aspect ratio. Vertically is the same size as a 5.6" phone.

Even in s8 the display video is smaller that the total length of the screen and gets black bars.

Maybe I should wait for asus Zenphone 4 Ultra 6.8" or Huawei note 9 at 6.6" that they may use 16:9 aspect ratio.

posted on 09 May 2017, 00:45

33. mixedfish (Posts: 1329; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


A 21:9 screen has no black bars for movies, because movies can zoom in perfectly. S8 has black bars because it is 18:9. Even a 16:9 screen will have black bars.

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:53 1

7. tango_charlie (Posts: 341; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


It's just a concept from a concept designer. Beside that Sony recently said they have no interest in 18:9 or 21:9 aspect ratio displays.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:36

19. trojan_horse (Posts: 4930; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Sony could well change it's mind, just like it's so often done in the past.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:36

20. trojan_horse (Posts: 4930; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Sony could well change it's mind, just like it's so often done in the past.

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:51

25. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I want a sony x compact with 2:1 ratio. Play with 5.5 cm x 11 cm display size sony, and put monster specs in it. You might beat iphone 7 as the best small phone for 2017.

posted on 09 May 2017, 07:47

34. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


It's subjective. And it won't be easy. Sony will need to have the best specs possible, with excellent design, and user experience preference.

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:55 4

8. Prajjwal (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Aug 2016)


Stack 2 of them up and you can reach the moon!

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:32 1

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4319; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That was the iPhone 10.

posted on 08 May 2017, 07:57 4

9. Clars123 (Posts: 938; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


LG:18:9 aspect ratio!!!
Samsung: HA!! 18.5:9 aspect ratio !!!!!
Sony: *here Htc hold my beer..21:9 aspect ratio bitches!!!

Everyone else: *looks at Sony..bruhhh

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:00

10. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Best!!!

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:26

23. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


actually LG did 21:9 screen for phone first
check LG BL40
*flies away*

posted on 08 May 2017, 23:11

31. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Ooooo

Clars needs to catch you for this!!!

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:08

11. endlessz (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)


Saw this news a week ago on other sites, seldom does PA post a news this late

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:11

12. Marslander (Posts: 140; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Yeah, put me in the 'skeptical' camp.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:23

14. Bondurant (Posts: 573; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Seems a concept. Seen this a week ago.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:25

15. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I thought the phablet trend was ridiculous. This is even worse. Let's make phones super tall, and pretend they are easy to use.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:25 1

16. haikallp (Posts: 246; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Yay, more black bars when you watch a video in landscape.

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:28

17. Sparkxster (Posts: 35; Member since: 31 Mar 2017)


Looking good! If this is real then I want one!

posted on 08 May 2017, 08:38

21. trojan_horse (Posts: 4930; Member since: 06 May 2016)


21:9??? Wooow the weird aspect ratio game has just gotten real.

posted on 08 May 2017, 09:47

24. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


21:9 ratio? People will need deep pockets on their pants if they want to go commando with that thing.

posted on 08 May 2017, 12:08

27. Amir123a (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Aug 2016)


When will sony mobile stop positioning above 6" display devices as mid ranges only? There is a big demand for over 6" display flag variants. Sony mobile should address this.

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