Sony Xperia Z Ultra Phablet with 6.44 Inch Full HD Triluminos Display, 2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 Processor, Coming Soon!

When Sony Xperia Z Ultra or ZU officially hits the market later this year, it will altogether eclipse and replace Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 as the smartphone with the largest display currently available.

The legendary Japanese company has yet to disclose details about this upcoming mega phablet (with codename 'Togari') but based on leaked photos and rumored technical specifications, it appears that the device will not only be the larger but also the more powerful version of the current flagship, Sony Xperia Z, which is selling fairly well in various territories.

According to industry insiders, Sony Xperia Z Ultra will come replete with a massive 6.44-inch Full HD 1080p Triluminos display, 2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processor running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card slot, 8 MegaPixel autofocus main camera with BSI sensor and LED flash, 2.2 MegaPixel front-facing camera with BSI sensor, and a large 3,000 mAh battery pack.

As earlier featured on TechPinas, Sony's patented Triluminos display technology provides a heightened sense of depth to images, showcasing colors as they should be. This next-generation back-lit technology expands the gamut of viewable colors, reproducing natural shades for a more vivid, richer, and more intense range that’s as close to reality as any display gets. The company's BRAVIA line was the first to get this innovation and, as promised by Sony, it has finally landed on the Xperia.

Obviously, the main highlights of this release would have to be its ginormous and brilliant display matched by its powerhouse innards but its design and construction are just as cool. It is rumored that ZU will have dimensions of 179.2 x 92 x 6.5 mm and weigh just 212 grams - making it extremely thin and light for a phablet with such large screen. As for the design, it is said that Sony Xperia Z Ultra will flaunt the same glass-sandwich construction as that of the current flagship, which I think looks very slick and attractive, and will also be dust and water resistant.

Mark of TP: As I've shared in previous posts, I own a Sony Xperia Z and all things considered, it's an amazing release that I highly recommend. Is it perfect? No. For one, its uptime is oddly short. Nonetheless, it has enough redeeming qualities - like its gorgeous scratch-resistant glass enclosure, its 13 MegaPixel camera delivering great photos, and the fact that I can survive being submerged in water - that more than make up for any weakness it may have. For me, Sony Xperia Z is a totally worthy competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'm just so excited to learn more about its beefed-up version, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, when Sony unveils it on July 4 in Paris.