Japanese tech firm Sony has been pleasing its fans by its wide range of handsets in the Xperia series. Now the company has introduced its yet another offering in the form of a WiFi only variant of the Xperia Z Ultra phablet.
The maker of the Xperia Z1 handset has also launched an affordable devices like Xperia M in the Indian market. While the tech giant has also been instrumental in the high end smartphone category with the influential Xperia Z smartphone line-up.
If you are not aware of the Xperia Z Ultra, it is a sleek 6.4 inch device which comes with a waterproof body. Thus the intermediate size of the device confuses most of the consumers. Some call it tablet while others prefer to describe it as a phablet.
The device which is launched in a WiFi only variant should probably be called a tablet. It would be odd listening to "i have a WiFi only phablet." However, if one prefers to call it phablet, than supposedly, this would be the first one with no 3G.
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Specs of the Xperia Z Ultra WiFi only variant will remain similar to the original 3G variant. The Wi-Fi-only Xperia Z Ultra will come packed with a same 6.44-inch 1080p display (powered by full HD Triluminos display with X-Reality for Mobile engine), 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage as its smartphone sibling, but the only connectivity that it offers is support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. The Android 4.2-powered slate also sports an 8.1-megapixel camera on its rear and 2.2-megapixel shooter on its front face. Additionally don't' ignore the water and dust resistance quality.
Unfortunately, Sony has only announced the Wi-Fi Xperia Z Ultra tablet for Japan so far. The device will be launched in the native market on Jan 24 at a price of 52,000 yen (approx. Rs. 30,878). The device will be available in White and Black color variant.
As of now, there is no word on the global release date. But chances are that it could be revealed at the Mobile Word Congress slated for next month.