Sony's huge Xperia Z Ultra comes with a small companion: SBH52 Bluetooth Handset

Sony's huge Xperia Z Ultra comes with a small companion: SBH52 Bluetooth Handset
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is real and it has just gone official - a mind-boggling 6.44-inch smartphone, it is as big as it gets. One question remains, though, and it is about how practical it is to use such a display for phone calls? Sony obviously thought about this and is bringing a very sleek little accessory for that, the SBH52, a dynamic Smart Bluetooth Handset.

The SBH52 has got a small OLED screen allowing you to read your call log and text messages, and it also double as a music headset that also supports FM radio with RDS. It’s NFC capable so pairing happens with a single touch to the Xperia Z Ultra.

Moreover, the miniature handset is also protected against the elements. Overall, it seems like a great compact companion to the super-large Z Ultra, don’t you think?


source: Sony

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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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16 Comments

1. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

So its basically almost a tablet. With a bluetooth accessory to talk. Genius,

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Just like the advertisement. I can see women carrying the device in purse but portability of this device is a big issue for men.

6. dudro

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Having lived in the US, Europe and Asia, I will say that more and more men outside of the US have either a backpack, messenger bag or "man purse" these days. I think Sony is thinking ahead and outside of just the US market with this device and form factor.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2386; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I agree that most men in other countries are carrying around some type of bag, but I also think there are more and more people in the US that are starting to carry around bags as well. I see a lot of people carrying around backpacks, especially in the larger cities. I would like to see if they try to offer this device in the US to see how many people would go for it. I think it would be somewhat of a surprise as to how many devices they would sell. Remember, manufacturers never thought the original Galaxy Note would sell that much and that was back when people were use to seeing on average 4.3 inch screen devices (there was the occasional 4.5-4.7 inch screens but they were on more mid-tier devices that didn't sell that many).

3. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Good job Sony!

4. pongnamu unregistered

Nice that they have come with this bundle, because it may be annoying to put out ZU from your pocket since it is too big... Now just a click! :D

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

yo dwag ...

8. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I'm already applying a similar setup with my Note II and a Jabra Street II Stereo Bluetooth headset... sure I can't hold it like a mini phone but why would you , a mini phone looks as dorky as a mini tablet against your ear. I even use the Street as a remote control as when the phones is used as an audio source on an amp.

11. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Its rather uninspiring when its not the kind of bluetooth device that clips to your ear.

13. jsdechavez

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Tablets and Phablets should come with bluetooth headphones in the box.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sweet one of my favorite headsets

15. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

One is ridiculously big and another is ridiculously small (even for girls's small hands)... I like the HTC one's Korean mini BT phone better in terms of size and usability...

17. twens

Posts: 1177; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

sony should advertise the hell out of this fon cos its not bad. but i will wait for the note 3

18. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Sony's finally starting to ante up...

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