Xperia ZU (Ultra) scheduled for an official June 25 announcement

June 13, 2013
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    The Taiwanese site ePrice has released some exclusive information about the upcoming Sony Xperia ZU, including a full list of specs and a date for the official unveiling. The device will be officially announced at Sony’s mobile event on June 25, so that’s less than two weeks left to wait.

    The post also confirms the rumoured specs that we’d heard about — the Xperia ZU will feature the new top of the line quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at an impressive 2.2Ghz, there will be 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, an expandable microSD slot with support for an additional 64GB of space, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel rear camera, and a non-replaceable 3000mAh battery. Pfew, time for a breather.

    The only worrying component on the list is the 3000mAh battery. Whilst that isn’t particularly small by smartphone standards, it will have less charge time that the Galaxy Note 2’s 3100mAh battery. I can’t help but worry about what the battery life will be like with an even larger screen and more powerful processor.

    Speaking of screens, we already knew that the phone would be pretty large and it looks like the leaks were true. The Xperia ZU will feature a massive 6.4-inch X-Reality display with a resolution of 1920×1080, which works out at 342 pixels per inch.

    Along with the specs and a launch date, the post also details some of the device’s other features, including the ability to use any pen, pencil, or similarly shaped object as a stylus. The handset will ship with built in Note and Sketch applications which make use of the stylus features. Along with all that, the device will also be water and dust resistant, just like the Xperia Z.

    One thing’s for certain, this is going to be a monster of a device. It’s going to be interesting to see how the Xperia ZU stacks up against the Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max.

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    Comments

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Wohooo! I cant wait to swap my note 2 for this :-) A month ago I would not have thought in a million years I would end up buying Sony next.

    • MasterMuffin

      The battery is way smaller than I hoped (I hoped for 3500mAh at least). Well if it’s as good looking as Xperia tablet Z, Note 3 just got serious competition!

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        Its only 100 mAh difference on cutting edge thin battery tech, I suspect it’s gonna be non issue :-) Whats ur next phablet buy ?

        • MasterMuffin

          Don’t know, I’ll wait till Christmas when all devices have been launched (including the next Nexus)

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Yea smart move, Ima spoiled sh#t I got a biz plan where I can buy new whenever as many times as I want.

            • MasterMuffin

              There will probably be a better phone month after I’ve chosen, but I don’t care as long as I have the best phone of 2013 :)

            • Gilles LeBlanc

              Yup I share those thoughts.

            • MasterMuffin

              Yup. BTW what do you think, what manufacturer will be the first to come up with a phablet with a flexible display?

            • Gilles LeBlanc

              Foldable display tech would blow my mind. Cant even process that. Duude if LG pulled the trigger before samsung think how cool they would be.

            • MasterMuffin

              They don’t have the balls. Also unlike LG, Samsung can afford to announce a product that may fail miserably, so my money is on Samsung :) 

            • Gilles LeBlanc

              Exactly what im thinking.

    • Doubleback

      “The only worrying component on the list is the 3000mAh battery.”

      You are absolutely right on this. It’s a ridiculously small capacity battery for a display this size.

      Also, the rumored dimensions: 179.2 x 92 x 6.5mm
      The display would cover only ~69% of the front. That is not a good number for a huge device like this.

      They better release Honami quickly…

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        70 to 20 percent ratio is about what note 2 is right? I meam im eye balling my note 2 in my hand it looks about 20% to me. Gotta admit a massive bezel would sway me.

    • 16gb_is_worthless

      16GB internal of internal memory = same problem on the s4. Anything less than 32GB is worthless to me. 16 GB, (9 usable), would be filled up in the first week. Not a good lifespan for a phone that suppose to last me 2 years.

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        64GB Sandisk radiation, water resistant, shock proof Micro SD for about 50 bucks on amazon?

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