Snaps and specs of Sony’s first ‘phablet’ have surfaced online, giving us a fresh peek at the tech giant’s long-rumoured challenger to the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Hitherto known as Togari, the Xperia ZU, or Xperia Z Ultra in full, is reportedly home to a 6.4-inch 1080p HD display featuring Sony’s new X-Reality video processing technology that’s able to render missing pixels on the fly to offer a smooth playback experience.
Moreover, the display is also said to feature a new touchscreen sensor that’s able to detect input from a pen or stylus or even a paintbrush, making it ideal for creative and business types.
Keeping things ticking over is a beefy 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean installed out of the box. An eight-megapixel Exmor RS camera is also on board, along with a 2.2-megapixel front-facer for making video calls.
All of this is enclosed in a super-slim casing that measures a bafflingly 6.5mm. Better still, the sources claim that just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia ZU is also water and dust resistant with IP55 and IP58 ratings.
Industry chatter suggests that Sony will officially lift the lid on the handset on June 25th at a special media event in Germany.
We’ll be sure to follow developments closer to the date, so be sure to check back here for our full coverage.
Android Authority, SlashGear