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

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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33 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Hey look, it's a tree!

13. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Actually laughed. Thanks!

26. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

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

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

5. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Typical PA fashion..

22. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I'm glad its not real.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Ruler? Stick? Rope?

6. cmvrgr

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

33. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

7. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

25. dimas

Posts: 3262; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

34. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

8. Prajjwal

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

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

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That was the iPhone 10.

9. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 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

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Best!!!

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Ooooo Clars needs to catch you for this!!!

11. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

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

12. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yeah, put me in the 'skeptical' camp.

14. Bondurant

Posts: 773; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Seems a concept. Seen this a week ago.

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1800; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

16. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

17. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

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

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

24. dimas

Posts: 3262; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

27. Amir123a

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

29. Sealblaighter

Posts: 417; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

3050 mAh battery, and 6.4 inch display??? You don't say Sony!

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