News: Xperia™ Z Ultra – The world’s slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display

25th June 2013 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) introduced the next revolution in premium large-screen Android smartphone entertainment. The new Xperia Z Ultra is waterproof, ultra-slim with a lightweight design so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere.

It’s the first smartphone ever to incorporate a Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile powered by Sony’s latest X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine to deliver the most immersive viewing experience imaginable. Additionally, the Xperia Z Ultra will also feature the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs, 4GLTE and HD voice to provide a seamless connected entertainment experience, industry-leading battery performance and amazing speed.

Xperia Z Ultra features a 6.4” touchscreen Full HD display with Sony’s unique TRILUMINOS® Display for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich natural colours thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA TV expertise. The breakthrough technology includes X-Reality™ for mobile – Sony’s intelligent super resolution display technology which analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos. It analyses elements depending on the scene and adjusts them based on pattern, outline and colour composition. It also strengthens subtle patterns and accurately portrays their detailed feel, as well as reinforcing bold outlines. The large Full HD display has been optimised to experience at least 60% more of the screen than most other smartphones.

With an impressive rating of IP55 and IP58, this smartphone isn’t only resistant to dust, but is waterproof too – giving you the freedom to enjoy it anywhere. You can even film in Full HD underwater, taking your large-screen smartphone experience to a new level. The camera features “Exmor RS for mobile”, HDR for both photos and film, and Superior Auto mode automatically activates HDR and noise reduction when needed, so you’ll get stunning imagery even in challenging light conditions.

Xperia Z Ultra is supremely slim and lightweight with a beautifully crafted 6.5mm body and weighing just 212 grams for ultimate portability. Sony craftsmanship in design and attention to detail comes to the fore with clean lines and premium materials – the front and back are made of tempered glass, creating a seamless surface with the OptiContrast™panel housed in an innovative solid metal frame which looks stunning from any angle. It features the same acclaimed OmniBalance design as Xperia Z and Tablet Z.

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Xperia Z Ultra features

·         6.4” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile powered by X-Reality™ for mobile engine for the ultimate viewing experience

·         Ultra slim, waterproof** and dust resistant (IP55/IP58) durable design

·         Qualcom Snapdragon™ 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and 4G LTE for fast performance

·         Write and sketch with any pencil and selected stylus or pen (capacitive stylus or metal pen with tip diameter over 1mm)

·         8 megapixel camera with “Exmor RS for mobile” sensor and HDR for videos and photos

·         Full accessory ecosystem for premium entertainment and connectivity

·         Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life

Xperia Z Ultra will be available in a choice of black, white or purple colour finishes and will be launch globally from Q3 2013.

Confirmed RRP and details to be added later, when advised.

GSM Arena wrote about their hands on of the Xperia Z Ultra -> First Look / Hands on.

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Thoughts:

My guess, it would probably be around S$990 – 1.1k without telco contract.

Oh… If you happened to read my earlier mini grumble (on the Sony camera post), this is the latest Xperia model that got me grumbling for an hour.
What can I say, in terms of specifications, it’s slightly better than my Xperia Z (and a couple of months newer) … *pout*

I do hope they tweak the photos capturing ability a little, to make the Xperia Z Ultra photos true to visual / actual.
My Xperia Z’s photos still look saturated / HD to me, even after much tweaking.

And I hope they make it easier for consumers to get the charging dock.
It was / still is a pain, trying to get the charging dock for my Xperia Z…
I still can’t find a purple dock… -_-“

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