Remember the Sony Xperia Z Ultra? That 6.4-inch phablet that made the line between the smartphones and tablets even thinner. Actually, the Xperia Z Ultra is more like a small tablet than a big smartphone and, apparently, Sony agrees. Hear that the rumors were true, as the Japan-based phone maker just introduced the WiFi-only variant of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
For what it’s worthy, the standard Sony Xperia Z Ultra received a Google Play variant in late 2013, which, of course, is running stock Android 4.4 KitKat.
Aside the removal of the cellular radios, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra WiFi-only is similar to the standard model when it comes to design and technical specifications. It even has the mic and earpiece, so you will be able to use it for VoIP calling. Water proof body? It’s also there.
Even though Sony didn’t mention anything about that, the latest reports suggested that the WiFi-only variant will have a slightly smaller battery: 3,000 mAh compared to 3,050 mAh.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra WiFi-only features a 6.4-inch Triuminos display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and a pixel density of 344. The
smartphone tablet is underpinned by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of microSD expandable storage, and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with Sony’s proprietary user interface.
Besides WiFi, the connectivity features include NFC, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0. On the back of the Xperia Z Ultra WiFi-only there’s an 8 MP camera that lacks LED flash. The secondary shooter has a 2 MP sensor.
According to the press release issued by Sony, the Xperia Z Ultra WiFi-only will hit the Japanese market next month at a price of 52,000 yen (that’s about $ 500). For the time being there’s no word whether it will hit the US market.