Rumored Sony Xperia UL poses for the camera, features Snapdragon 600 processor

by: Andrew GrushMay 16, 2013

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While HTC has become much more conservative when it comes to releasing flagship devices and variants this year, the same can’t be said for Sony, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Sony has received a lot of attention with its Sony Xperia Z and ZL, and isn’t stopping there. Recently the Sony Xperia ZR was officially confirmed and rumors suggest that a Sony i1, Sony Togari and Sony Xperia UL are also in the works. The latter of these devices has now allegedly landed in the wild, smiling for the camera.


Last we heard of the Sony Xperia UL, it was believed to sport a design somewhat similar to the ZL and would slightly upgrade the specs with a Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It would also have a 5-inch full HD display and 2,300 mAh battery.

Looking at the pic in the photo above, I’d say that the rumors that UL would follow the ZL’s design seem pretty spot on. Apparently the rumored specs haven’t changed either.

Now it is important to remember that we can’t say for sure that the pictured handset is really the Sony Xperia UL, or that the UL even exists. Still, we can’t say it would surprise us too much.


If real, the big question is whether or not we’ll see an international launch of the Sony Xperia UL. Previously it was rumored that the phone would be exclusive to the Japanese carrier KDDI, but nothing is set in stone.

With the Sony i1 rumored to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, it is unclear whether or not Sony would bother releasing both handsets outside of Japan. What do you think of the Sony Xperia UL, interested or not?

  • lil bit

    Its fat compared to Xperia Z, removable battery is not a significant advantage for me, and the higher performance of Snap600 over the S4 in Xperia Z doesnt mean anything in real life usage. That leaves only the advantage of 32GB expandable storage. Maybe when more details i will want the UL, but for now the Z seems like the better phone.

    • lil bit

      In other words, not exited yet, hope the Honami is real or i may be keeping my Z longer than planned.

  • Mr. T

    people, Can’t you see that THESE ARE PHOTOS OF XPERIA ZR ?????

    • lil bit

      Absolutely not, the ZR has the flash further from the lens, and the is nearer the top of the device on the UL. Further, ZR has the shutter button nearer the bottom.

      • lil bit

        A word missing, and im not drunk, meant to say the lens is nearer the top on the UL.

  • maximo

    The difference noted between Sony and Samsung on their “flood” of the market is that Samsung released its flagship high-end like the galaxy note 3, then using variations of range for those who do not have the means. Their flagship is the same for a full year and covers the entire range.