Google quietly began offering several new Google Play Edition devices on Tuesday, including a version of the Xperia Z Ultra that runs a pure version of Android 4.4 KitKat.
Google took the “Xperia” branding out of the name, however, and is simply calling the phone the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. It offers the same huge 6.4-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, a 3,000mAh battery, 16GB of storage, NFC, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The device joins the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition and HTC One Google Play Edition smartphones, though comes at a much higher price than the Nexus 5 at $649.
It’s available now from Google Play and leaves Google’s warehouse in 1-2 business days.