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Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder

A purported image of the Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) has hit the web, but the device is still unofficial. Check out the image in the rest of the post.
June 7, 2013
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The Xperia Togari rumors continue today with new revelations about the 6.44-inch smartphone including a reportedly leaked picture. However, the device is yet to be confirmed by the company.

Earlier today we heard that the name of the rumored Togari could be Xperia ZU and that the device could be unveiled during Sony Mobile’s media event scheduled for June 25.

Now we’ll show you an image of a ultrathin device that appears to be bigger than a smartphone but smaller than a tablet. That device is said to be the Xperia Togari. As you can see in the image below, the device is strong enough to hold a tiny kitten, although don’t expect to see the cat in the box.

Sony Xperia ZU Togari

Seriously though, there’s no way of confirming the device just yet, so keep holding on to that grain of salt. The image comes via Esato forums, where it has been posted after being spotted on a Chinese website – the original web page where the image was first seen is not available anymore.

Common sense says that we should expect the 6.44-inch smartphone to be very thin, since that the 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z surprised the audience earlier this year with its 6.9mm profile. Comparatively, the Xperia Z smartphone is 7.9mm thick. Of course, that’s assuming the 6.44-inch Xperia device is real, but considering the increasing number of Togari-related rumors, we’d be inclined to think the company has indeed been working on such a device.

The image above is not the first Togari leak we’ve seen, after only last week we questioned an image that hit the web purportedly showing the handset alongside other unannounced mobile devices.

sony xperia togari

As for the specs of the Togari, current rumors say that in addition to a 6.44-inch 1080p triluminous display, the device would offer a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Stylus and input support for pens and pencils.

On top of being kitten proof, the handset is also said to come with IP58 certification, which means it’ll be water resistant.

Naturally, we’ll be waiting for Sony to confirm all these details, but if they’re accurate, then we may see another interesting war between large smartphones this summer, with players like the Togari, the Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max (T6) being the main contenders.