Sony Xperia UL heading to Japan, capable of taking 15-frame burst photos

by: Andrew GrushMay 20, 2013

Sony Xperia UL

Sony has had a pretty epic year so far with devices like the Sony Xperia Z and Tablet Z paving the way for a potential Sony comeback. Not wanting to leave it at that, Sony has already released several devices that build on the design aesthetics and features of the Z Series, such as the Xperia ZR and Xperia A. Now comes the new Sony Xperia UL.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the Xperia UL. Previous rumors pegged the Xperia UL as a Xperia ZL-like handset that would see an upgrade to the Snapdragon 600 processor. The aesthetic rumors were right on, but in reality the UL actually bares a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro.

Processor aside, the Sony Xperia UL is a very capable handset with 2GB RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU, 16GB internal storage and a 2,300 mAh battery. Some of the other specs include a 5-inch 1080p display, NFC, IPX5/8 and IP5X water/dust resistance, IR-port and a 13MP back cam capable of taking burst photos at up to 15 frames per second. There is also a dedicated camera button found on the UL, which is a nice extra that at least sets it apart a little from its Xperia Z brethren.

Not surprisingly, Sony has no plans for the Xperia UL outside of Japan. We have no word on pricing at the moment, but we can tell you it will arrive on May 25th through KDDI and NTT Docomo with a choice of three colors: white, black and hot pink.

  • “Hot pink”. I like the sound of that.

  • cs098

    If it has a removable battery I’ll buy it, else xperia zr or gs4

    • Wow, get over with the removable battery feature , instead of making removable battery feature they should make more efficient battery, less charging time and great amount of talk time. Do you replace battery everyday of your laptop or tablet .If they give removable battery option they will put low quality battery and tell us “its removable battery you can upgrade it with bigger battery” , like Samsung did with s4 storage space , by giving us 16gb storage with only 8gb usable and telling us go and buy sd card for more storage , instead of giving us 32gb or 64gb version .

      • cs098

        But is there a efficient, battery that charges less, has a great amount of teak time, and not to mention able to last 3+ years without any charge degradation, that I can buy?
        Then I want the removable battery.
        As a power user it is essential for me to have this feature, well atleast until such battery tech exists. But it doesn’t exist does it? Atleast not commercially.

        And the second statement would be true if Samsung doesn’t have 32 or 64 gb options, but they do don’t they? However that statement does apply to Sony which never offers anything above 16 gigs.