Sony Mobile is once again hitting the headlines, this time on account of the recent release of its first entry into the phablet niche, the Xperia Z Ultra. Following months of eager anticipation, the device was announced earlier this week, boasting stylish design and advanced specifications.
The increasing popularity of the phablet niche means that the devices offer ever impressive spec lists. Early impressions of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra look like it will certainly be able to compete with its rivals. Key features of the phone include a massive 6.4 inch touchscreen, Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset (quad-core) clocked a 2.2 GHz and an 8 megapixel camera. Like Sony's Xperia Z flagship model, the phone also boasts waterproof certifications, and comes in the same purple, black and white colour options.
Of course, the high-end features of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra
mean that the phone is not cheap, especially when purchased as a SIM free
handset. Those who decide to buy the phone down unlocked instead of on a pay
monthly contract expect to pay several hundred pounds for the handset. Unwired View
has recently reported that pricing for the SIM free model has been revealed
after being listed by a prominent smartphone retailer in the UK. The handset
has been listed at £499.99. While this is a hefty price tag, it does not
include UK VAT (20%), which brings total cost of the phone to £599.99. Visit our website to fnd the cheapest Sony Xperia Z SIM Free prices.
Of course, the high-end specifications of the phone mean that many people will be prepared to pay this price, but of course we expect the majority of Xperia Z Ultra handsets to be sold as part of a pay monthly contract deal via networks. Three recently announced that it would be carrying pay monthly contracts for the Xperia Z Ultra, being the first UK network operator to do so. However, the Xperia Z Ultra is expected to be a very popular phone, so we also expect many other networks to follow suit.
A September launch has been tipped for the phone in the UK, so we are sure to hear plenty more information about its pricing, networks and contracts in the near future, so we will be sure to keep you updated.