Japanese electronics giant Sony finally unveiled its much awaited phablet ‘Xperia Z Ultra’ and took control of the deluge of so-called ‘leaked pics’ on the internet. It’s the World’s largest and slimmest full HD smartphone according to Sony. The phablet was introduced at the ongoing Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai.
Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra is powered by the world’s ‘fastest’ (as of yet) Qualcomm’s Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of in-built memory to offer which can be expanded up to 64GB, externally, by a microSD card. It runs on Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean).
The phablet is the first ever to have a full HD TRILUMINOS display with Sony’s X-Reality technology for mobiles that reproduces pixels absent in a picture to provide the sharpest of images. It assesses elements in an image based on the scene and adjusts them according to the pattern, outline and composition of colours.
The Xperia Z Ultra is both waterproof as well as resistant to dust. Certified IP55 and IP58, the device can capture full HD pictures underwater too. It has an 8-Megapixel EXMOR RS primary camera on the rear and a 2-Megapixel secondary camera on the front. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.0, WiFi, NFC among others. This megascreen phablet is fueled by a 3,000 mAh battery.
It’s an extremely light and slim device with a 6.5mm body and weighs just 212 grams. It also employs the ‘OmniBalance’ design just as the Xperia Z and Tablet Z. It will be made available in black, white and purple colours.
Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing, Sony Mobile Communication said-
“The Xperia Z Ultra is the most exciting revolution in large-screen smartphone entertainment devices with both the slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display in the world that is second to none”
Sony also took the covers off of its ‘Smartwatch 2’ that can be used to answer or ignore calls, check time, read messages, read and make social updates, play games, listen to music, click pictures etc. The Smartwatch runs on Android and pairs with smartphones based on the same OS. The watch is also another of Sony’s water and dust proof device.