Sony went big with its latest mobile device unveiled today at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai: the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra.
Sony's new oversized smartphone is large even by "phablet" standards — consider that the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the second generation of the device which drove the need for the phone/tablet hybrid term — measures 5.5 inches.
Its specs follow suit:
- Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, the Xperia Z Ultra is the first to sport the quad-core 2.2GHz processor
- The 3000mAh battery pack is expected to provide 11 hours of battery life
- 6.4-inch full HD 1920x1080 Triluminos display works with a stylus — or even a pen or pencil, according to Sony
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 16GB internal storage, with about 11 GB available to the user
- MicroSD card slot for up to 64GB more storage
- Just 212g and 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5mm thin (but thicker than the 6.18mm Huawei Ascend P6)
- Even more waterproofing than other Xperia devices at IP55/IP58: A waterproof headphone jack means you should be able to listen to music while underwater
- Primary 8MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera