Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sony Xperia Z Ultra specs and features

Sony has just made official its Xperia Z Ultra phablet, previously known by its codename Togari. The device features a 6.4" monstrous screen and a Snapdragon 800 chipset, which is the fastest ARM chip put in a smartphone to date.  The Sony Xperia Z Ultra Triluminous screen has 1080p resolution, giving it a nicely sounding 344ppi pixel density. It uses Sony's OptiContrast and X-Reality tech, which it's the successor of the Mobile BRAVIA tech. Sony is boasting that the 6.4" display gives users 60% more surface to work with compared to other phones (5" phones presumably). 

Like the Xperia Z, the Z Ultra is certified with an IP58 rating, which means it is water- and dust-proof. Essentially, you can use the phone to take full-HD videos underwater with its 8-megapixel camera. The Z Ultra doesn't come with the 13-megapixel shooter for the Z, but the lower megapixel count could indicate better low-light shots  It is powered with Android 4.2, it's the first handset from Sony Mobile to launch with the latest version of Jelly Bean.

Apart from LTE connectivity, the handset also packs Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. It will come with 2GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and has a microSD card slot for expandability. A large embedded 3,000mAh battery completes the package.

Sony Z Ultra uses the same OmniBalance design as the Xperia Z, including the tempered glass back, but adds a metal frame along the sides and at 6.5mm it's even slimmer than the hot-looking smartphone. It's water-resistant too with a IP58 certification, same as the Xperia ZR. Unlike the IP57 of the Xperia Z, this certification allows the Xperia Z Ultra to dive deeper than 1m and stay there for longer.

 Sony Xperia Z Ultra Spec & Features

  • Colors: Black, white, purple 
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Dimensions: 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
  • Weight: 212 grams
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Cameras: 8MP rear, 2MP front
  • Display: 6.44-inch 1920x1080 TRILUMINOS display for mobile, touch panel cover glass with Super Hard Coat ASF
  • Storage: 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory), microSD expandability up to 64GB SDXC
  • Networks: UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz, 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV), GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3,000mAh embedded
  • Waterproofing and dust resistance: IP55/IP58-rated

Sony is advertising it as the world's slimmest 1080p phone - it measures only 6.5mm thick. That screen size and 3,000 mAh battery come at a price though, 212g of weight in this case.  The Xperia Z Ultra is expected to launch globally in Q3. It will available in three colors: black, white and purple.

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