Sony Xperia Z Ultra launching this month (but only in Hong Kong)
Sony Hong Kong has confirmed on Facebook that it’s going to launch the device at the end of July. It’s asking 6,198 HKD for an unlocked unit, meaning about $799. As we previously said, the Xperia Z Ultra seems to be the most expensive phablet ever.
The Z Ultra that’s going on sale in Hong Kong this month is the HSPA+ version. The LTE-capable edition will be released there, too, but only starting September.
Officially announced by Sony in June, the Xperia Z Ultra is touted as “the world’s slimmest Full HD smartphone” – it’s only 6.5mm thin. Thinness aside, the new Xperia is huge, as it sports a 6.4 inch Full HD TRILUMINOS Display.
One of the highlights of the Z Ultra is its waterproof (IP58) design. Of course, it also has lots of high-end features, including a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 8MP rear camera, and a 3,050 mAh battery. The handset runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and comes with only 16GB of internal memory – but that’s expandable thanks to a MicroSD card slot.
Via Xperia Blog