A new batch of leaked screenshots, which show a benchmarking tool running on an alleged Sony Xperia Z Ultra, reveal that the upcoming smartphone could feature a 6-inch display. While the leaked screenshots, which were originally posted on XDA Forums, don’t mention Sony’s upcoming handset by name, the description hints that “if you follow the news, the specs would be quite self-explanatory.”
Listed specs for the “classified” device include a 6.21-inch estimated screen size with a resolution of 1080 x 1824 pixels, as well as a quad-core processor, 16GB of internal memory, and Android 4.2.2 OS out of the box. The latest specifications almost match up with last week’s leak, which suggested the upcoming device woill feature a 6.4-inch IGZO display with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
With two separate leaks pointing to a new smartphone with screen size over 6 inches, it appears that Sony is preparing to wade into the large screened phone market currently dominated by Samsung’s Galaxy Note family. The Japanese company recently sent out an invitation for a special event on July 9 in Paris, where the Xperia Z Ultra will likely be announced. It’s also possible Sony will use the event to announce a Google Edition Xperia Z handset, but the stylus pictured in the event invitation has us thinking we’ll be seeing a new phablet.