and you thought holding a 5.5″ Note II to your face is silly and you also thought the Ascend Mate is ridiculous and even more so with the mega-size GALAXY Mega, but take a good look at the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Smartphone; it has all 6.4-inches of it (read: even bigger) and embodies the design statement signature to the Japanese electronics giant – would you not love to put that tempered glass-clad device on your face? seriously. this got to be the prettiest handset we have see up till today. following the current Sony’s tradition for its premium handsets, the Xperia Z Ultra is both dust resistance and waterproof too (with IP55 and IP58 rating as prove).
under the hood, there’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocking in at a crazy-fast 2.2GHz, bolstered by a full 2GB of RAM, that drives Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. and then there’s the gloriously beautiful, OptiContrast panel Full HD TRILUMINOS display for mobile, powered by none other than Sony’s X-Reality, plus a 8MP main shooter that’s backed by Exmor RS for mobile for capturing stunning HDR stills and videos – both technologies which are natural inheritance from Sony’s years of successful endeavor in the imaging and visual display segments. of course, along with those comes the usual condiments of LTE radio, NFC capability, microSD card slot, HD voice, and et cetera, et cetera.
specs are awesome, no doubt, and apart from its gigantic form factor, it is the design that had us in awe: a combination of solid metal frame and tempered glass that measures a mere 6.5mm thin – making it possibly the thinnest and largest Full HD smartphones that is not made of polycarbonate. in our mind, there are just two words: brilliantly awesome. however, at 6.4 inches, it is hard for us to reconcile with the fact that this is still a smartphone. it will need a little getting use to – to see people having a book-size gadget sticking to their face.
expect a global rollout sometime in Q3 this year. until than, price and actual availability remains a mystery. have a look at some product shots after the break (including a couple of lifestyle pics to let you have a feel of how enormous this thing really is).