Sony Xperia ZU (or Z Ultra) can be operated with a pencil or pen, full specs leaked
Sony’s first phablet is in the news yet again today. Earlier we showed you a purported live image of the handset alongside its profile leaked by none other than Sony via an event invite in France. And now we have another couple of shots of the Xperia ZU (or Z Ultra), alongside what is claimed to be a full list of specs.
First off, the phablet may be called Xperia ZU or Xperia Z Ultra, we aren’t sure yet. Keep that in mind, while we’ll use ‘ZU’ for now since it’s shorter and less convoluted (that said, that ‘U’ could very well stand for ‘Ultra’).
The Xperia ZU should come with a 6.44-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, NFC, all the usual connectivity options, and a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery. It will be IP58 certified for dust and water resistance. You can immerse it in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes without a problem.
Despite its size, the Xperia ZU does not come with a built-in stylus. Instead, its touchscreen can be operated with a variety of things, including pencils (see image above), ballpoint pens, capacitive pens, and the likes. Sony will only have two apps dedicated to such methods of input (unlike Samsung with its myriad of different gimmicks), one for note taking and one for drawing. Apparently you’ll even be able to put a piece of paper on top of the ZU’s screen, then write on that piece of paper – and the touchscreen will still detect what you’ve written and show it to you (this is exemplified in the image below).
The Sony Xperia ZU should arrive on the market sometime during the third quarter of this year, so between July and September. It will be more expensive than the Xperia Z.