Sony launched its big ass new smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra in India though it won’t be available in retail till 2nd August. We’ve previously done a hands on with the handset that borders on being a tablet and here are some additional images of the 6.4″ behemoth. Our initial impressions are quite positive and if you can look past the size, the Xperia Z Ultra is definitely a very impressive device. Sony’s new Triluminous Display with with X-Reality engine works wonders and is a much needed improvement over the dim and not very impressive screen on the Xperia Z. The 6.4″ panel has a resolution of 1920×1080. Additionally, there are no capacitive buttons here and users can navigate the interface through the onscreen buttons.
Over on the left side of the handset is the magnetic dock connector. Sony is bringing accessories like covers with built in batteries and a dock for the handset to India as well. The presence of a dedicated dock port instead of micro USB definitely helps here. The build quality of the handset really is quite spectacular and it has IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance.
The microSD card and micro SIM card slots are hidden under a flap over on the right side of the handset. The Xperia Z Ultra comes with 16GB of built in storage which might seem small but it can be augmented by the micro SD card.
Over at the back you can spot the 8MP camera which has an Exmos RS sensor and can shoot HDR photos & videos. There is support for 1080p video recording. The phone runs on Android 4.2 and has Sony’s custom interface layer on top. We’re just scratching the surface of the handset and will take a very indepth look at it in our review. In the meanwhile you can check out our hands on with it and we’ve embedded the specs below. The Xperia Z Ultra will be available in India starting 2nd August at a price point of Rs. 46990.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra specifications
- 6.4 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles
- 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Pen input with stylus
- 8MP Primary Camera with Exmos RS sensor, HDR photos & videos, 1080p video recording
- 2MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording
- 6.5mm thick and weighs 212 grams
- IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, Upto 64GB expandable memory via microSD card
- 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC
- 3050mAh Battery