Sony's 6.5" Togari phablet to come as Xperia ZU, sport a 1080p Triluminous display

Sony's 6.5
By now everyone and their cat know that Sony is prepping a phablet of its own to take on Samsung's Note line, just like LG does with the G Pro, or Huawei with the Ascend Mate. Well, from the looks of it, the 6.44-incher, codenamed Togari, will likely take on the Mega line, judging from the screen size bandied about, but that's another story.

Sony today issued press invitations for a June 25th event in Germany, where the Togari phablet is rumored to be unveiled. It turns out that the first big-screen phone from Sony might be named Xperia ZU (from Ultra/Ultimate?). The handset is said to have a 1080p Full HD display with Sony's new Triluminous technology, power it with a Snapdragon 600 or 800, depending on whose report you believe, and sport an 8MP Exmor RS camera module.

That screen alone will be a sight to behold, especially with the added stylus shenanigans speculated, but the European launch venue, and the previous rumors that it will come to the US unlocked via the Sony Store, likely mean that we won't see it launched with subsidies on a US carrier. It's a shame, if all those specs pan out, as they also include the now obligatory for Sony flagships IP58 certification, meaning it will be waterproof.

source: VR-Zone

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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)



1. mi55u unregistered

so many xperia with dated specs these day

4. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

How are the rumored specs dated?

26. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

ignore him. Man i really wish they also release Honami phone(5 inches, 20 mp camera)

29. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

I wonder why all these trolls have flocked here on pa. When i started reading here there weren't much of them

34. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i know there were too many trolls on engadet so i moved here and now too many trolls here too.

9. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Good to see now how Sony follow market trend.. Note 3 competitor!! But 6.5 inch quite big....

25. red_fox unregistered

big? this thing is already a tablet not Phablet.

27. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Thats what I mean.... Too big but hey.. People like big things!!

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

yupe ... just like another week and another xperia

17. Kurai unregistered

naaah . . . this is not a samsung article

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

bring it on Sony! hmmm were expecting a phablet war between Note 3, this sony ZU and the rumored HTC T6 this coming months! im exited

3. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

how is T6 part of this war if it doesn't even come with a stylus

6. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Stylus is the definition of being a phablet? I said it is a war between phablets not a war between stylus

7. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

a phablet war between just these 3 devices????????? there are lots other phablets out there with similar screen sizes. and it's super obvious that note3 and ZU are meant for purposes beyond mere phablets for the fact that they have an active stylus. you're trying to compare things from different categories and thinking they serve the same purposes.

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yeah i know that theres a lot of phablet on the market but i only mention these three OEM because they are the hottest this days....and me comparing things from different categories? what category? stylus? LOL dude i said PHABLET! i included the T6 because as rumored specs says it has the characteristic of being a PHABLET! not just because it dont have stylus you cant call it a phablet,....

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

first of all.. try to do a research about what PHABLET really are..then comeback to me if you already know the meaning of Phablet.......nuff said

19. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

tell me "exactly where" in any of my comments said "T6 isn't a phablet" :) all I said was you're comparing the stylus-less T6 with the other 2 specifically sporting the stylus, and excluding all other phablets while calling this a phablet war with this weird narrow sense

5. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

given that note3 is reportedly to come with plastic casing again, and the fact that lately Sony has been producing beautifully designed products with high end materials, both laptops and mobile devices, I'll definitely choose Xperia ZU over note3 if it arrives with snapdragon 800..

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Samsung will once again deliver the total package. To this day the Note II is the best phablet around with smooth performance, exclusive features like multi-window and airview and epic battery life, all of recent phablet releases and rumors suggest that rivals are doing the catch-up not the break away. I'm sure Samsung has plenty of new ideas in store so yeah, I'd suggest you to wait.

13. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

the best?? did you hear about optimus g pro?? haha

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Wtf are you on....the optimus g pro doesn't even hold a candle to the phablet might of the note 2

22. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Yes I hear about Optimus G Pro and I use Note 2 They're from this same father!

15. wendygarett unregistered

If you think it comes with crapdragon 800 or oled screen, dream on Sony fans

18. Kurai unregistered

Triluminous will be better than your crap samoled or whatever marketing s**t samsung calls it

23. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

They(you) say that when xpiria Z came out!

28. lovefist unregistered

will be better huh. very reassuring. it's not even out yet and you're already praising the tech.

36. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Sony already use it on their tv. Its better and more accurate than your amoled crap

21. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

There will only be 7 planets left After I destroyed Uranus.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Crapdragon half baked A9&A15 Not a pure A15™

33. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Who needs pure A15 when this snapdragon 800 is better than exynos octa lol

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