Sony have just announced a phone which yet again blurs the line between smartphones and tablets. The Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s slimmest ‘smartphone’ with a 6.4-inch 1080p screen.
Sony are marketing the device as a smartphone and have obviously made it to compete against Samsung’s Note line up.
It packs a huge 3000mAh battery, is 6.5mm thin, has a quad-core 2.2Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, MicroSD card slot, Android 4.2 and a 8-megapixel camera.
Sony have taken it up to a whole new level now though because the device is waterproof and dust resistant. The standard Xperia Z was only water resistant. Water is the biggest killer when it comes to phones so the Xpera Z Ultra won’t just withstand a little splash, you can take the thing swimming with you if you really wanted.
If you watched the promo video above you’ll have also noticed the ability to use any pencil or pen as a stylus – no need for a capacitive stylus.
Not everyone is comfortable with holding a gigantic phone up against their face so Sony are already providing a neat little mini handset which works with the Xperia Z Ultra.