Sony Xperia Z Ultra coming September 13 in the UK

Sony Xperia Z Ultra coming September 13 in the UK
In what can best be described as the next chapter of the “phablet wars” the one to watch for is Sony's awe-inspiring Xperia Z Ultra. The mammoth 6.44-inch 1080p (the world's thinnest, at that) has caused more than a handful of heads to turn its way, and we sure are anxious to get our geeky hands on it.

The more observant of you may remember that the general release date was set for somewhere in Q3. Of course, as is the nature of apprehension, nothing spells 'party' better than a concrete date, and we may now have one. Of course, this may change, but this is likely as official as it's gonna get before we hear it spelled out by the folks behind Sony themselves.

Health warnings aside, the XPERIA Blog rung the bell yesterday, having spotted listings of the upcoming hybrid on several UK-centric e-tailers, including Amazon, Clove and Handtec with an expected release date of September 13. If this is correct, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 will have just days on the giant to come out of Japan, which means the two most anticipated phablets, so far, will have their destinies tied together from the start.

Back to the listings at hand – as you can see, apart from using the Sony Xperia Z as a placeholder image, the pricing of the handset itself is all over the place. XPERIA Blog notes that this is likely to be adjusted (in the case of Amazon) and expect a price more in the $910 (£600) department.

As always, bear in mind that this is not an official confirmation and could change.

source: 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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18 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

The real beast!

2. ghassanazhari

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The best phone ever even the camera without an LED flash !

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Except that this is not a phone !

5. HASHTAG unregistered

So those big landline devices aren't phones either?

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Seriously, how old r u ? Anyways, landline are suppose to be stationary that's why size was never a concern, all people required was durability & battery! Not to mention they were made ages ago and people were fond of those big physical keys. Also, there a difference of nearly only half an inch between this and Nexus 7 and Nexus is called 'tablet'. Even Galaxy Note series at 5.5 inch is called 'phablet'. Need more proof ?! Stop being a fanboy for once and you'll realize what wonders common sense can do !

8. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

That's a big let down, For many people Including me I use the led light as flashlight all the time. How you going to take picture at night with no flash, I know is not top quality but it helps alot. The phone specs are awesome, but sony always manage to screw sh!t up.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

The beast!! Wow on the price hahaha, still eyeing on this

6. prokshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I Was excited for this.. and later they just crushed it! 3000mah battery is nowhere enough for this device! ....brains!? and upoin that with s800 processor and 1080p 6inch display.. why sony y!? Its like having a Ferrari with 2 liters tank capacity ..LOL!

7. HASHTAG unregistered

I think you need to do a little bit of research...

9. prokshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

because?

16. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

3000 mAh battery is plenty for this..Sony does have a good battery mode as well

18. prokshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

no no bro.. its no where near enough,believe me! u'll c once its out and the software power saver will not make much of difference For battery i ll say.. even the NOTE II has bigger battery,and its only 5.x inch and has 720p display.. n the processor is also decent this has 6.4 inch and above that 1080p resolution.. and s800 quadcore with 2.2ghz clocked and adreno 320! BOOM! it ll zap that measly 3050 mAh battery in No time. Wait for the real life results from people on battery.. u'll get it :)

10. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Sony has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at android and they still can't make a dent in Samsung's market share. This is exactly what Nokia would have experienced had it chosen android over WP.

17. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

not really. nokia was once on top. sony never was on top of the mobile phone competition. nokia still has some good number of followers who can help them market their convincing products (if they have any). if the lumia 1020 were an android phone, it could surely attract buyers. they would have not been limited to 2 cores. they could've used 1080p displays. nokia could have been more competitive. elop is just too fixated on microsoft.

11. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would rather get the new Nexus 7 with cellular connectivity

13. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Rakim says... FOLLOW THE LEADER

14. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Absolutely.. I like that one alot..I have the z.. but I'm waiting for the i1 honami

15. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Most people like cheap plastic phones and are used too it..doesn't means it's the best thought ....I left Samsung a while back

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