Taking the phablet race to an all new level, Sony has now launched a smartphone
with a 6.4-inch screen.
Priced at Rs 46,990, the device has got a full HD Triluminos display for immersive viewing experience.
Although it comes in a sleek 6.5mm chassis, the Xperia Z Ultra is too broad to hold. Sony has added a one-side keyboard software option but the device is impossible to hold with one hand.
Weighing 212 grams, it feels heavy to hold in front of most of the flagship smartphones
. In an effort to make it waterproof and dust resistant, all the ports have been tightly covered with flaps.
The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and is coupled with 2GB of RAM. Onboard storage is 16 GB with support for expandable memory of 64GB.
There is also an 8MP camera that can be used for underwater photography. The Xperia Z Ultra also supports writing and sketching with input from finger, stylus or even a pencil.
Sony has also launched a range of accessories for this phablet that includes a stereo headset, a battery case and a magnetic charging dock that can be purchased.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra will be available in the market from August 2.
But looking at the huge size and expensive price tag
, I believe Sony will face a tough time selling this smartphone.