If you haven’t heard yet, Sony is rumored to be gearing up its own competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and it’s rumored to be called the Sony Xperia ZU (previously known as the Togari). The letter “U” stands for Ultra and if we take a look at the rumored specifications, we begin to understand why, because this phone looks like it will be a hardcore spec machine.
Rumor has it that the Xperia Z Ultra will be the first Sony smartphone to come with the new Triluminos technology, which is said to create a much brighter display. The 6.4-inch Full HD display will also come with X-Reality technology for mobile. This is a newer version of the Bravia engine, a successor to the Bravia 3 engine, and also bests the Xperia Z’s Bravia 2 based display.
The groundbreaking screen technology doesn’t stop there, as rumor has it that the Xperia ZU will also have a new type of touchscreen sensor, allowing the smartphone to detect input from a finger, stylus, pencil, even from a paintbrush.
Neonode's MultiSensing technology can detect input from fingers, pens, pencils, even a paintbrush.
The company rumored to be behind this technology is Neonode, a Swedish firm who Sony has already worked with before for its e-Readers. The technology behind Neonode’s MultiSensing technology is an optical infrared light that allows the screen to detect input from any object. Neonode signed agreements with manufacturers earlier this year to bring its technology to the Android smartphone and tablet market.
A great screen isn’t the only weapon in the Xperia ZU’s arsenal, it’s also rumored to house a quad-core Snapdragon 800, clocked at a cool 2.2GHz and an 8MP Exmor RS back facing camera with a 2.2MP front facing camera. These incredible specs will all be wrapped up in a slim 179.2 x 92 x 6.5mm package, and will be backed by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Following the whole Xperia Z line ethos, the Xperia ZU is also said to be water and dust resistant and will tip the scales at 212g. Remember guys this is a rumor and no matter how much we’d like it to be true, we’ll have to take this with a grain of salt.
If these specs don’t make you salivate we’re not sure what will, but one thing’s for sure, Sony is definitely taking the smartphone market seriously this year. Let’s just hope it can get the Xperia ZU onto the U.S. carriers in an orderly fashion.
Is the Xperia Z Ultra the beast that you’ve been waiting for? Does it have enough clout to knock off the king of large smartphones, the Galaxy Note 2?
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That 2.2Ghz front facing camera is going to be a monster. I can feel it.
The 8 Megapixel processor would be a nice addition
Fixed, sorry about that.
nope. still there.
Yep. Still seeing “clocked at a cool 2.2MP” and “2.2GHz front facing camera” here as well. Refreshed several times in AA app, no difference.
Fixed, thanks for the catch.
2.2Ghz front facing camera :D
Oh WOW !! 2.2 Ghz Front Camera :P
The screen would cover ~69.4% of the front, so the bezel could definitely be smaller, but the thinness is good.
So is this: “Neonode’s MultiSensing technology can detect input from fingers, pens, pencils, even a paintbrush.”
Is the 2.2Ghz camera the Snapdragon 800 mentioned before? :P
I wish they did gr8 work on viewing angle issues in display this time…
I think 6.4″ is too big, note 2 is perfect for me
I thought so aswell. Use a online screen size comparison tool its not what you think.
Take my money!!!!
How bout you get mugged seeing as you are a mug.
Galaxy mega is dead, there just isn’t place for a big mid-end.
Bigger = high-end-er
Well if you can use a pencil, pen, fork, finger, or just about anything else… You don’t need a built-in stylus. But the things that the S-Pen can perform, the “Multi-Window functions with the rest of Samsungs’ features are gonna be hard to switch from the Note III. :/
God dawn I love the breakneck speed the market moves at.
I hate rumors! and i love them. How are you going to tell me all those juicy information and then tell me to take it with a grain of salt? smh lol
Make it bezel-less bottom-less, stock android or as close to stock as possible, also make a 5″ version with a minimum of 32GB and you have a winner Sony. I can dream right?
look out for the 5″ honami
6.4 Inch Screen? Why are smartphones getting more and more bigger? What happend to getting the ‘smallest’ phone?
Cause now we use our “phones” for things other then making calls. Most of those things unless ur a small person may benefit from a bigger screen.