Sony Xperia Z Ultra price and release date revealed

The new Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the 6.4in 'phablet' launched by Sony, looks set to go on sale for £600 in the UK.

The Xperia Z Ultra price was originally leaked as 719 euros in Europe, reported by Dutch site Tablets Magazine, but Clove has now revealed a UK price as £600.

We managed to get something approaching a more concrerte release date for the Z Ultra at the launch, too. Sony announced "Q3 2013" but we're told Sony is aiming for mid-September. Our eyes might be on the IFA show in Berlin which runs from 6-11 September for an official release.

The £600 price for the SIM-free phone is available for pre-order now, with contract offerings likely to vary. This price puts it above the likes of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.

The monster phone meets tablet sits above the flagship Xperia Z, and claims to be the world's thinnest Full HD phone, measuring just 6.5mm slim despite that huge 6.4in Triluminos display.

For more details and pictures see our Hands on: Sony Xperia Z Ultra review.

by Joe Cox

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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).