Recent rumours have suggested that Sony Mobile is currently gearing up to launch its very first phablet smartphone. Speculation has recently picked up speed, after the company sent invitations to a press event in Paris which will take place on the 4th of July. The event is expected to see the company announce and showcase the Xperia Z Ultra, which was previously codenamed Togari.
It is thought that this device will be Sony's first entry into the increasingly popular phablet market, which continues to be dominated by devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The phone has been anticipated for quite some time, and is easy to understand why, given the strong sales and widespread critical acclaim achieved by its current Xperia Z flagship.
Although Sony has not released any specific details regarding the device, GSM Arena has recently reported on a leaked photo which been posted on the internet, showing a purported Xperia Z Ultra (or Xperia ZU). The pictured device appears to be a much larger version of the Xperia Z, sharing the same design and user interface. This backs up claims that the phone will sport a huge 6.44 inch 1080p display.
It is also believed that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will incorporate an 8 megapixel camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.2 Jellybean operating system.
Because the Sony Xperia Z has been one of the most high
profile and successful smartphone launches of 2013, we expect to hear much more
news and rumours about the Sony Xperia ZU in the coming weeks. The device is
also likely to see heavily increased sales in the near future, as it gears up
for a release in the US. As usual, we will be sure to keep you posted with all
the latest updates and compare prices of Sony Xperia Z contracts from UK networks.