Sony launched its latest device, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, to crowds in London and Shanghai yesterday.
The device features a whopping 6.4-inch screen, and claims to be the world’s largest smartphone, as well as the thinnest smartphone for its size.
According to Pierre Perron, the president of Sony Mobile Europe, the Xperia Z Ultra will “blur the boundaries between the phone and the tablet”, and will fulfil the desire for even larger phones.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra shares the same dust and waterproof capabilities as the popular 5-inch Xperia Z flagship model, released in January this year. It will also allow users to write and sketch notes into the device using either a stylus, or any ordinary pencil or metal nibbed pen, making it ideal for business users.
According to the press release issued by Sony, the phablet will be powered with one of the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processors, and will feature Sony’s battery STAMINA mode to ensure that the device outperforms the rest.
The Xperia Z Ultra might be the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Mega smartphone unveiled last month, though with specs like those mentioned above, we can see the Sony Xperia Z Ultra being a stronger competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, rumoured to be revealed at IFA this September.
With all the talk of wearable technology, it seems that Sony has got in there first by unveiling its SmartWatch 2, the second watch in its collection.
The SmartWatch features a variety of custom-built apps which can allow users to take calls, make photos remotely, read your Facebook notifications, control business presentations and keep track of fitness routines all using the device which is connected to your smartphone.
As you’d expect from Sony by now, the SmartWatch is dust and waterproof, and functions much like an ordinary watch, making it functional and attractive- easy to wear day in day out.
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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel