Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite

June 12, 2013

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Sony in a press event invite has teased its rumored 6.44-inch smartphone, currently known as Xperia ZU, Xperia Z Ultra and Togari.

According to the image, the company will host a special media event in Paris, France, on July 4, during which the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will most likely be unveiled.

The image shows the ultrathin profile of a rather long device, which has the same on/off button on the side just like the Xperia Z and other recent Sony smartphones. On the same side, we can see the headphone jack, towards the top, the volume keys and a dedicated camera button. Another hole is present towards the bottom side of the handset.

Furthermore, the company hints at something big in the invite itself: “Sony Mobile reserves a big surprise for you,” the text says. We also notice the stylus/pencil presumably used to add a note on the invite. The note reads: “Do not forget to mark your calendars!

Sony Xperia Z Ultra press invite

This isn’t the first media event whose star is said to be the Xperia Z Ultra. Sony has scheduled a similar event for June 25 in Munich, Germany, although that invite doesn’t actually show the device.

We have seen a variety of Xperia Z Ultra rumors recently, with some of them showing purported images of the unconfirmed device. But this is the first actual image of the unannounced smartphone.

When it comes to specs, the handset is said to pack a 6.44-inch 1080p “Triluminos with X-Reality for Mobile” display, 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RA, 16GB of storage, microSD support, 8-megapixel camera, 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The handset is rumored to measure 179.2 x 92 x 6.5mm and weigh 212g.

We’ll be back with more details about the Xperia Z Ultra once we have them.


  • Jared Persinger

    It’s rumored to be thin, but will it have good battery life?

    • MasterMuffin

      Because of that size I bet they can fit big enough battery even though it’s that thin

      • Jared Persinger

        Hopefully, they should be able to

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        Ahhhh ouuui this makes my fraeench blood boil with desire. I can not resist ze aluuur, I canz not wouait to make rape with her. .I will cast off ma loveher note 2 away for my new flame Togari. Away with you note 2!!!

        • Mike Bastable

          Really? ” make rape with her”….if u know the word you know the meaning. You are a miserable excuse of a man. Rape is NEVER funny, EVER.

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Your dominance arrrouzes me. Now stand still its time to make rape.

          • Mike Bastable

            idiot. Full stop.

          • slut

            The word no longer has the same meaning in English. It used to be something serious, now it means “i had sex with this guy and now I regret, I hereby withdraw my consent”

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Uh huh

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            I usually dont answer stupid comments but I obviously meant to rape a “phone”.

          • Mike Bastable

            As i said RAPE is never funny, try that remark on a decent site with decent mods and see your ass banned. Do not make excuses after the fact, English is a beautiful language, as is French, with many wonderful words to use, by using RAPE in this context you cheapen the word. I also speak French so i got guests remarks about American Pigs….also cool since i am Dutch it should probably be “unfunny cheese tulip” or something. Gilles do you really wanna compare attraction for phones to RAPE. hey lets start a discussion about Samsung’s Ethnic cleansing of Apple. HTC being sodomized etc etc.
            Choosing words carefully is important. Forum comments DO get read and Rape is awful and the word only means one thing: Rape.

          • Gilles LeBlanc


          • Mike Bastable

            Gilles goodbye and good riddance. In Holland when we offend people we apologize, even when our actions were not intended to cause offence. You add the sexist crescendo `time of the month` you really are a man of the 21st century. Misogynist to the end. Our world be be 100% less offensive without you
            Au revoir

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            In canada we give you some meds and counseling for that :-)

          • Mike Bastable

            First version was giving me the finger, now meds? Just go. Admit you were mistaken and leave. Personally I am with the South Park guys here, if u r typical (and I assure you you are not): Blame Canada. You don’t know what you are talking aboot.

          • Gilles LeBlanc


          • Mike Bastable

            So much discussion.I actually just went back and spent sometime reading your previous good posts, and the reactions to them, which sometimes surprised me. I do not intend to flame for ever I just wish, you and others on this and other sites would be aware that some language choices are off bounds. That is, I hope, not uptight just moral. Differing opinions are cool, if u can justify using the rape term instead of saying I wanna shag that phone….do so. I would be interested to hear it.
            I hereby stop replying and wish u the best, but let’s lay off the rape thing, to people who have any connection to the real meaning of that word it is never funny.
            I will always comment when I see that because that is what the comment section is made for. Healthy debate and argument.

        • MasterMuffin

          …. Ok :)

      • RussianDroid


        I know it might be blasphemous to mention it on this site but if anybody looked at Macbook Air (especially new one) teardown will see that half the bloody notebook is made of flat battery cells…no wonder they can boast “all-day” battery life. That’s just smart design, so utilizing width and height of the ZU Sony can potentially fit a decent battery size into this phone.

        • MasterMuffin

          And now a new article from AA says it has only 3000 mAh battery :/

    • TareX

      “Stamina mode” is a feature of this phone, so I’m guessing battery life will be bad. Unless some massive battery technology has made its debut, you simply can’t have a 6.4″ bright screen and +24-hr battery life with a device that thin.

      • Jason Bailey

        Unless the display goes IGZO, then you have a chance.

    • Fred 忍び

      What they lack in thickness, they can make up for with width.

      • Jared Persinger

        I’m thinking they probably will

  • TareX

    Someone tell me that bezel isn’t as big as that first image…. Also, extremely thin… I wonder how bad the battery life will be. Battery life is a big reason why I’m moving on to a phablet.

    • MasterMuffin

      Please refer to my previous comment below :)

    • Jared Persinger

      Well the note 2 is relatively thin so they could fit a good sized battery in this

      • TareX

        This is way thinner, with a screen way brighter, with a pixel count almost double as high… it’s not looking good, battery-wise.

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Ahhhh ouuui this makes my fraeench blood boil with desire. I just can not resist ze aluuure, ah oui we sleep together and make french cyborg bebe. Soon I will cast of my ma loveher note 2 away. Aqay withyou note 2!!!

  • rick

    i’m just excited the s800 will (reportedly) be making its debut, or at least in a major product. can’t wait

  • Mike Bastable

    If its half as good as the Xperia Z it will be awesome.

    • Ivan Budiutama

      half as good? it would be twice as good, if the rumored technologies used are true.
      – The Neonde Multisensing:
      – The Triluminos Display
      – Still the best headset
      – Powerful CPU and GPU

      My only main concern is the battery life. the Snapdragon 800 will drain your juice faster than the previously well at a cost of a perfect performance also the big screen means more power, If Triluminos able to offer amazing display with low power consumption, then “SHUT UP! AND TAKE MY MONEY!”

  • Samui

    Then suddenly Sony will announce that Togari will use a 3200 mAh battery thanks to some super intelligent Japanese who created it and I wonder what’s the reaction to all those people who said it will have a bad battery. Just sayin. We never know what those Japanese engineers will create.. ;)

  • jojoeagle

    can’t wait till it comes out, but why does it have an 8.0 MegaPixel camera

    • yudi_hilmawan

      because its not camera phone, i think 8MP is good enough for a phablet but if you want better phone wait the upcoming Sony Honami

  • lollicup04

    Apple is going to sue Sony for making their products thinner than theirs