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Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) specs leak

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Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) specs leak
No sooner had the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 settled in for a long reign as the largest screened handset, then along came the Sony Xperia ZU. With a 6.44 inch glass, this phone could very well close out 2013 as the largest screened smartphone. At the same time, the Sony Xperia ZU will be challenging the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the HTC T6 (its codename, for now) in the phablet niche. Will the Xperia ZU gain a little bit of an edge due to the fact that like the Sony Xperia Z, the Xperia ZU will be water and dust resistant? The device is penciled in to be introduced at Sony's June 25th press event.

We expect to see the Sony ZU equipped with a 6.44 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. The display uses the Triluminous technology for a bright picture. X-Reality technology for mobile is included as it is next in line after the Bravia 3 engine. Under the hood will be a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Back and front-facing snappers weigh in at 8MP and 2.2MP respectively. We should point out that the shooter on the rear is using the Exmor RS sensor.

While we're doing this, we should take a moment to discuss the new display which uses Neonode’s MultiSensing technology to allow any object to be used as an input for the screen. A demonstration of this technology can be viewed on the video below. Android 4.2 is running the show, and this is all wrapped up in a package just 6.5mm thin. Will the Sony Xperia ZU be able to make the phablet battle a three-device race? Certainly, without a U.S. carrier to nurture the model, market it correctly, and offer a subsidized price, the Sony Xperia ZU is going to find it an uphill battle to compete in the states.

source: XperiaBlog via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:21 15

1. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Wow.Just wow.But is 6.44 just too big?

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:26 6

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

i think sony is just experimenting with their first phablet phone, i dont think they expect millions of sales like the note 3. I've seen the galaxy mega 6.3 in person, and if the size of the sony phablet is similar to that then i dont expect it to have great sales.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:29 14

3. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)

Yes it's to BIG,and with xpiria Z design probably uncomfortable!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:56 4

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Then don't buy 6" phone

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 09:24 3

28. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)

Between 6"phone and 6.5" is a BiG difference

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 15:57 1

48. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

who know, it can be comfortable if they had make less bezel.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 00:53

51. yuepc000 (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

6.5" is not big enough. 7" would be even better.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 03:24

53. Phaze0085 (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Hell yea. 7" would be awesome. Id call it quits at 7 tho.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 11:36 4

36. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

My wife tells me 6.4 is average.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 12:52

38. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)

And now she is looking for a new husband!? Or she is happy with 4"

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 14:26 1

43. arashmoeen (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 May 2013)

He can make a joke about his wife, but it's rude when you make a joke about his wife.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 14:45

45. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)

How you now Him or His Wife!? Maybe Hi is She? And maybe She like 4"

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 05:06

54. bluexperia (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

daddy cool...

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:30 7

4. Igneel (unregistered)

This is gonna be interesting!!! Reaally really interesting!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:30 2

5. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Why not 13MP Exmor RS like in Xperia Z ?

overall a Phone to beat , hopefully Sony will add the Software Gimmiks like Samsung does ....otherwise the media and sammy fans will say "Xperia Z-Ultra does have this and that of Note3"

Xperia Z is the best and so will ZU be!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:34

6. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)

You forgot ad "is the best FOR ME"

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:44 2

8. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I read that there was some kind of shortage on 13MP Exmor RS sensor, probably due to all these chinese manufacturer (even galaxy S4) who ordered exmor rs sensor.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 00:54

52. yuepc000 (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

ZU 8 MP is a big disappointment after Xperia Z.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:41 1

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

if its 8mp is true then triluminous might do the trick or some sort of software.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:51 2

9. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

The triluminous display with any object touch input is a real good thing about this phone. Rest specs won't be exclusive for long time.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:58 1

13. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

You'r comment doesn't make sense. You could say that about any other phone. Snapdragon 800 is a brand new processor, so it won't be old any faster than the other new chip sets.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 07:10

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Sony still using half A9 half A15 CPU!

Only Samsung is using and pushing Specs boundaries, the pure A15 Soc Cpu!
S800 is still a A9Cortex Architecture. Clocked at 2.3 the max.

Missing the PvrSgx554x4 GPU.


posted on 08 Jun 2013, 09:46 2

29. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

U do know that Cortex A15s are battery drainers, right ?

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 13:46

41. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

You do know that if the batterys are 3000+ Mah would be fine.

So everyone would prefer more battery than power?
Pathetic... ®

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 14:36 3

44. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Also, the architecture used in Exynos Octa is not what Samsung originally advertised in Big.Little ads. They clearly advertised core migratiion. Instead of using the advertised core migration the SoC used in GS4 uses cluster migration i.e. entire sets of A15 come into play when only 1 A15 may be enough thereby using more battery.

Also, did u check out GSMarena for Exynos Octa's battery results ? They're pretty bad. Even with 3000 mah they wouldn't have matched S600's talk time.

P.S. I was only having a conversation. No need to be rude about that.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 03:14

56. Ralph1987 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

You really are a troll dude! You don't have any clue about what you're saying! Samsung is the one using a half A7 architecture and the other half is A15 with their Exynos 5 Octa CPU! They have two sets of quad core CPUs and Snapdragon 800 that's from Qualcomm that will be used by Sony with Togari and Honami will sport a pure A15 architecture that is more powerful than the Cortex A15 CPUs of Snapdragon 600 and S4 Pro. Get your facts straight before trollin around.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:55 6

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Phone is such a beauty. Best part is its 3300 mah battery. Only two weeks left!

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 03:27

57. Ralph1987 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

I can't wait to see this bad boy! I was really craving for more news about the Honami flagship but it seems like Togari is the only one that will be launched soon and if that's the case I can settle with the Togari if the specs rumored will really be applied to the phablet. I just hope though that the 8MP exmor RS sensor is better than the one found on the Z. Sony should really make sure the camera is on par with other OEMs. Sammy uses the same camera lens as Sony so if Sammy's cameras are being rated as one of the best then why can't Sony? Nokia has the best camera on a phone with Pureview and Nokia only specializes in making cellphone devices and not digital cameras and DSLRs unlike Sony and Sammy that are known to be all around so Sony must really step it up. I believe in Sony's products so I hope their next devices will be worth every cent that we'll spend on them. I changed my mind in changing my One X+ to the Sony Xperia Z, HTC One and GS4 coz I know that LG Optimus G2, Honami and Togari from Sony will all be coming out after the release of the current flagships. I just hope that there will be atleast a 3300-3500 maH and a stylus too like the Note series of Samsung.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:58

12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Wow this is shaping up nicelyt if it has waterproof capabilities then I may well choose this over the note 3 but the thing is 6.44" is awfully big! Also note has the positives of the s pen.....tough one ....also I expect note to come with SD 800 as well so it will be hard to choose!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 08:11 4

22. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

the togari is said to feature Neonode’s MultiSensing technology technology as mentioned above. i think it's way better than s pen. you can use anything as your stylus. the display detects pressure and the width or size of the tip of object being used as the stylus. also, Neonode’s MultiSensing technology allows users to control the device without touching it. it's not just floating touch, it's beyond floating. you can lay the togari on flat the table and play a racing game without touching the display but by simply moving your hands on the sides of the device (without getting in contact with the device).

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