We saw a series of leaked screenshots last week that suggested Sony was working on a phablet dubbed the Xperia Z Ultra (or Xperia ZU for short) with 6.4-inch display, and now a few images of the device have leaked.
The Xperia Z Ultra is expected to feature an IGZO display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage upgradable to 64GB via microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Photos of the Xperia Z Ultra suggest that, like the smaller Xperia Z, the 6.4-inch handset won’t feature any physical navigation buttons.
It’s unclear when Sony will launch its new phablet or how much it will cost. It could come as early as June 26 at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, where the company is expected to unveil its new SmartWatch. However, the Japanese company also has a press event scheduled for July 9 in Paris, which could put the Xperia Z Ultra front and center. We’ll be watching both events closely and report any news Sony announces at either one.