Sony has officially launched the Xperia Z Ultra, the company's first big-screen 'phablet' and the world's thinnest Full HD smartphone.
The Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4in screen, which uses the same Triluminos technology seen in the company's 2013 TVs and the latest Bravia X-Reality Engine.
The Z Ultra is waterproof and dustproof and can be controlled with a pencil. Inside is he latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor and support for 4G LTE.
Claiming to be the thinnest full HD phone, the Xperia Z Ultra is just 6.5mm thin and weighs only 212g.
Sony says the Xperia Z Ultra is the thinnest they could make the phone with the existing 3.5mm headphone connection – though Huawei might disagree with its Ascend P6 smartphone, which is just 6.18mm thin but settles for a 720p screen.
Sony Xperia Z vs Xperia Z Ultra (below):
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The new Sony phablet has a 3000mAh battery, 8MP camera and a waterproof IP58 rating, complete with a waterproof headphone jack. That waterproof design even means you can film full HD underwater. Not bad.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra will include a "free content offering", which looks like a trial for the Sony Music Unlimited service.
The Xperia Z Ultra is available in a range of colours, black, white and purple, and there's the option of a magnetic charging cradle that charges via a magnetic port, no need to remove the protective flap on the phone.
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by Ced Yuen