Sony Xperia Z Ultra screenshots surface, showing specs, home screen and launcher

June 20, 2013
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Thanks to a reportedly leaked batch of screenshots, we now seem to have a big picture of what hardware the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, also known as Togari, will pack. A second set of leaked images apparently reveals the launcher of the handset.

The source for both sets of pictures is senior XDA-developers forum member Trekest and the screenshots are said to be shared by a “friend,” so let’s take this with a pinch of salt.

According to the following images, the Xperia Z Ultra specs list should include a Qualcomm MSM8974 (Snapdragon 800) CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. The pictures also show the presence of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as the platform (build number 14.1.B.1.125).

Benchmarks for the device aren’t available, as apparently “the OS on it is clever, it recognizes known benchmark apps and forces you to uninstall them, otherwise it locks up until you do.”

The most interesting component by far is the display. While the screenshots indicate a 6.21-inch panel with 1824 x 1080 resolution (Full HD) and 320 PPI density, all other reports on the device pointed towards an even larger, 6.44-inch unit. The size difference can only be accounted on the navigation bar, which eats a small portion of the viewing area.

When it comes to storage, the prototype has 16GB of internal storage and it includes 2GB of RAM. Considering the huge size of the handset and that only 8.88GB of the storage can be usable, this should be a clear indication of a microSD slot presence. Other details mention the integration of no less than 22 sensors.

Previous reports have also given sparse details about an 8-megapixel Exmor RS main camera and a 2.2-megapixel shooter on the front. The size of the handset should be of 179.2 x 92 x 6.5mm. The device would be nearly as thin as Huawei’s latest Ascend P6.

The second set of leaked images shows the launcher of the handset. Assuming they’re the real deal, these images seem to indicate that we’re indeed looking at a large display – as you can see, the dock includes six icons:

However, an image of the Xperia Z Ultra is not available from the same source. Apparently, his friend wouldn’t even show him the handset, which is “gigantic,” meaning that “you can forget about one-handed operation with this thing.”

The handset should be unveiled during Munich and Paris events set for June 25 and July 4, respectively.

+Chris Smith contributed to this report.

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