Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder

June 7, 2013
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    The Xperia Togari rumors continue today with new revelations about the 6.44-inch smartphone including a reportedly leaked picture. However, the device is yet to be confirmed by the company.

    Earlier today we heard that the name of the rumored Togari could be Xperia ZU and that the device could be unveiled during Sony Mobile’s media event scheduled for June 25.

    Now we’ll show you an image of a ultrathin device that appears to be bigger than a smartphone but smaller than a tablet. That device is said to be the Xperia Togari. As you can see in the image below, the device is strong enough to hold a tiny kitten, although don’t expect to see the cat in the box.

    Sony Xperia ZU Togari

    Seriously though, there’s no way of confirming the device just yet, so keep holding on to that grain of salt. The image comes via Esato forums, where it has been posted after being spotted on a Chinese website – the original web page where the image was first seen is not available anymore.

    Common sense says that we should expect the 6.44-inch smartphone to be very thin, since that the 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z surprised the audience earlier this year with its 6.9mm profile. Comparatively, the Xperia Z smartphone is 7.9mm thick. Of course, that’s assuming the 6.44-inch Xperia device is real, but considering the increasing number of Togari-related rumors, we’d be inclined to think the company has indeed been working on such a device.

    The image above is not the first Togari leak we’ve seen, after only last week we questioned an image that hit the web purportedly showing the handset alongside other unannounced mobile devices.

    sony xperia togari

    As for the specs of the Togari, current rumors say that in addition to a 6.44-inch 1080p triluminous display, the device would offer a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Stylus and input support for pens and pencils.

    On top of being kitten proof, the handset is also said to come with IP58 certification, which means it’ll be water resistant.

    Naturally, we’ll be waiting for Sony to confirm all these details, but if they’re accurate, then we may see another interesting war between large smartphones this summer, with players like the Togari, the Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max (T6) being the main contenders.

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    Comments

    • Scott Niemczyk

      Please oh please have this phone come to Verizon. I have the note 2 right now and definitely could use a big screen like this for my movie watching.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      I don’t know if its the kitten, but I might just be interested in this thing. This is now my 1# rumored next phone candidate. With #2 going to HTC One Max. Loving my Note 2 till one of these comes out.

    • Jvs60

      Don’t hold your breath for Verizon

    • Jean Patrick Novak

      Nooo waaayy

    • TrixzD

      Hey does the kitten come free with the phone :D

      • http://about.me/preetam_nath Preetam Nath

        sadly, no :P

    • freedomspopular

      Sharp corners like that would be extremely uncomfortable on a device that size.

    • lollicup04

      Make a wifi version of this to compete in the small tablet market

      • http://about.me/preetam_nath Preetam Nath

        It’s a phone

        • lollicup04

          I know its a smartphone. But they can also make a wifi version of it like they did for the Sony Tablet Z in the States.

          • Olivier Boss

            All smartphones have wifi. If you want to use wifi only, just don’t put a SIM card in it!

            • lollicup04

              They disabled the celluar capabilities on the Xperia Tablet Z in the states to make it cheaper. The main point is so that it is cheaper in case you didn’t understand

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