At €729, Sony Xperia Z Ultra is bound to be the most expensive phablet on the market. Sony SmartWatch 2 priced at €199
Announced earlier today in Beijing, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is certainly an interesting device. Sony calls it a smartphone – yet its massive 6.4 inch display makes it look almost like a tablet. So it’s safer to include it in the increasingly popular “phablet” category.
While the press release announcing it didn’t contain pricing details, Sony France is saying that the Z Ultra has an estimated price of €729. Needless to say, that’s very expensive. But I’ve been expecting a high price anyway. After all, the Xperia Z Ultra is the thinnest Full HD device around (6.5mm), it’s waterproof (IP58), it’s the first mobile device to include a Sony TRILUMINOS Display, and also one of the firsts to come with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 processor.
The new Xperia will be available starting the third quarter, so it should be in stores before the end of September.
Update: Sony Netherlands says the Xperia Z Ultra will cost €719. So it looks like the device will be indeed offered for around €700 – at least in Europe.
Sony France even has launch details regarding the SmartWatch 2 (also announced today). This should be released in late September, costing €199. The new SmartWatch 2 is also waterproof (IP57), featuring NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 1.6 inch display with 220 x 176 pixels.