Sony teases its own “next big thing”, possibly a Z Ultra successor?

June 2, 2014
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It seems Samsung in’t the only company constantly working to bring us “the next big thing”, as Sony has now released a new teaser promising us that they will soon bring us the next big thing and that we should stay tuned. As is typical of these type of teasers, there are likely subtle hints in the wording and presented images but nothing too solid to go by.

So what kind of images can be found? Not much other than a woman in a red dress and the side of a Sony phone that’s put up closely against the camera taking the photo. Judging by the hint of the next “BIG” thing and the fact that the phone itself looks like a monster — it’s seems fairly reasonable to think that this could be an update to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

So what can we expect from a possible Xperia Z2 Ultra (or whatever they call it)? While it’s hard to say for sure, we know that unless the Z2 Ultra is downsizing compared to its predecessor, it will at least clock in at a massive 6.4-inches with the minimum of a 1080p display. When the Xperia Z Ultra debuted, 6.4-inches was nothing short of ginormous. This still holds true today, but remember we’re also seeing core flagship devices with screens as big as 5.5-inches.

Could this mean the Z2 Ultra will go even bigger than 6.4-inches? We obviously don’t know, though we wouldn’t be too surprised if the display resolution at least gets a bump to QHD. As for when the handset will be unveiled? Considering the next major trade show is IFA and Sony debuted the Z Ultra somewhat quietly via a simple press release, odds are the Z2 Ultra will continue this tradition.

What do you think, excited for a second-gen iteration of Sony’s massive smartphone? What would you like to see Sony do differently this time around?

Comments

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    For sure as long as those idiots at Sony don’t sign a bunch of carrier exclusivity deals to cannibalize their own currently stagnent market growth. Their like my suicidal sister constantly trying to snuff themselves out.

    • itzvarma

      they clearly have no plans to launch on carrier for now, possibly due to budget issues.

  • Corbin Crutch

    I really hope this one has a stylus

  • rekil

    Need to add flash for the camera. QHD would be nice but not essential. At least upgrade to an 805 processor. No point in 801.

    • Dave Weinstein

      speak for yourself. i want a 2K or even the 4K display they hinted at a few weeks ago.

      • Cole Raney

        4K on a phone? Not in 2014

  • Sanxion

    As a minimum to rival the Vivo Xplay 3S and new Levono: QHD screen with a 801 processor and 3GB ram; preferably with a stylus.

    • Dave Weinstein

      and they need to get the bezels under control. they have bigger sideburns than a 70s pornstar!

  • Dave Weinstein

    is there a date for this announcement?

    • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

      Not that we have yet.

  • MasterMuffin

    All it really needs is much better camera (and all specs better than what the 1st one had of course). And screw you ‘muricans :P

  • swtrainer

    Stylus isn’t such a big deal with me. Just watch and little by little, the displays on the large smartphones keep sneaking up toward the 7″ mark. I said about a year ago that I think the 7″ size is the sweet spot. I have a Galaxy Note 3 now and I wouldn’t mind a larger screen – I use a Bluetooth headset all the time anyways and the larger screen just makes web browsing, email and texting better. Who knows…maybe down the road, we might see all tablets with the phone technology built in.

    • Dave Weinstein

      Actually, there’s no reason why ALL tablets shouldn’t have phone tech built in. Not just the 7″ ones.

      The only reason they don’t have it now is because the carriers want to double charge us for data!

  • Luka Mlinar

    Thin? Da FUQ Sony?! I want less of your huge bezels.
    You’re bezels are so huge i could park an LG G3 on them FFS.

  • Justin Rebar

    Just bring it to America, dammit.

  • itzvarma

    Z ultra got a beautiful display, as Sony is now launching phones with IPS display it will be more awesome. bigger battery, smaller 6Inch screen, good camera/flash and great speaker — will be an amazing pkg … go SONY

  • indio7777

    Gimme! Love my Z Ultra…the only thing they need to do to encourage me to buy a new one is a better camera with flash; and maybe slightly improved speaker. Otherwise, get here fast!