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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: 6.4-Inch Smartphone Is Ridiculously Massive - And Beautiful (PICTURES)

25/06/2013 10:01 BST | Updated 24/08/2013 10:12 BST

Sony has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone - and it's big in every sense of the word.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra (or 'ZU') is a 6.4-inch smartphone which features a waterproof design, a ridiculously fast Snapdragon 800 and a screen that can pick up input from any pencil, as well as a computer stylus.

Sony said that the phone - which some have labelled a 'phablet' or hybrid tablet-smartphone, represents the new frontier of smartphone design.

The phone comes in white, black and purple, and will be released in the third quarter of 2013 Sony said.

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The Z Ultra includes:

  • a decent 3,000mAh battery
  • 6.4-inch 1080P screen
  • light (212g) and thin (6.5mm) - thinner than the iPhone 5
  • Quad core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • GB of RAM, 16GB of storage + MicroSD
  • waterproof and dust-resistant design
  • the same useful 'Stamina' mode as the regular Xperia Z, to conserve battery
  • 8-megapixels camera