Sony Xperia ZU 6.4" phablet could let you use a pencil, Snapdragon 800 on board


Just as we heard, Sony might indeed be using a touchscreen tech on the Xperia ZU phablet that lets you doodle on it with a regular pen, not only a stylus, or even a pencil. Whether it is Neonode's tech or some other of those beaming bezels, remains to be seen, provided that the photo above is legit, of course.

Alleged photo of the device already leaked out yesterday, chillaxing in someone's lap, resembling very much the shape and form of the Xperia Z/ZR handsets. 

The source publication here confirms that the phone is indeed built in the Z line heritage, as it is waterproof as well, and IP58-certified at that, meaning it can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes without damage.

Moreover, the rumored specs on the right here confirm our best hopes for a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and a 6.5mm thin frame, so we can't wait for the phablet that holds kittens to be flaunted in Europe around June 25

The French teaser for a demo on July 4th also depicted a very thin frame and a pen that writes "don't forget the notes in your schedules," so the scribbling functionality will be focused on indeed.

source: ePrice

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  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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44 Comments

1. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

apparently, the neonode touch tech on the togari is true. with those abnormally thick bezels, it would appear the neonode tech is in there. i just hope it also supports that other input type neonode demonstrated — the one where a player can play a racing game by just moving hands beside the device, without touching it.

16. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Note 3 competitor!! Take note Samsung!! But 3000mAh..... Hmmm....that cannot last long with 6.4" HD screen

25. gundamexia450

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

well, it depend if the stamina mode is on or not

26. SleepingOz unregistered

Stamina mode is just a software gimmick like every other battery saver. You get the same poor battery life on the XZ whether it's on or not.

27. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

And that's where you're wrong

38. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

U're just a blind hater. It's not a gimmick it really works

40. Sitchiro

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

I hardly disagree on what you have said, stamina mode is not just a software gimmick! well battery usage will depend on the user and how he uses the device.

36. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

don't underestimate the Note III (just saying) we all know it will beat this device, but don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean the Xperia ZU is bad at all.

2. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I'll take NOTE of that! LOL

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Um... wouldn't a pen leave a mark if not a scratch?

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think pens and pencils aren't hard enough to scratch Dragontrail or Gorilla Glass. Pens would probably leave ink, but you should be able the wipe it off .

13. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

nobody wants to write and then wipe it.it looks too much awkward.

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Im a bit disappointed with the design to be frank, but the specs on paper are fantastic.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's not only Sony man! Nokia with their Lumia series, Samsung with their Galaxy series, LG with their Optimus series, Apple with the iPhone...all look the same. And now HTC is coming up with the similar to One look alikes.

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Sh*t that's a real pencil!!!!

18. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Yeah! that's stupid. pencil can make the screen dirty, can not help drawing thick or thin

6. mi55u unregistered

that what you get when you don't have free stylus, poor sony fans

32. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

GoGoat......

33. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Gogoat.....

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1460; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so an oversize xperia Z, they better market this thing as a tablet, because from the picture, I don't think that will fit in the pocket.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

But when Samsung does it with the Mega 6.3, everyone seems to have no problem at all! Why with Sony's 6.4?

14. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Sorry but for me this is tablet not phablet!this same Mega 6.3 And if Samsung make Note4 bigger than 6" it will be a tablet!

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I know that. I'm replying to Jason's pocket-ability issue regarding the Sony 6.4.

20. yudi.nemesis unregistered

do you think 6'' is small? i think you must check galaxy mega 5.8 if i have the same point of view like you, for me anything bigger than 5.5'' it will be a "small tablet"

15. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

bcoz nobody wants to buy mega 6.3 with mediocre specs but one might consuider zu because of exclusive feautures and top end specs.

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

anything with 5.5''+ display will have problem with any normal pocket

11. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Was all excited(>*-*)>

12. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

if u r waiting for s800 u will be disappointed.sorry

42. pulkit.tyagi

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

would you care to explain why ?

21. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

8MP camera.....????!!!!!!!

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