JAPANESE PHONE MAKER Sony's newly announced Xperia Z Ultra phablet has promptly been given a September release date, courtesy of UK retailer Carphone Warehouse.
We spotted Sony's mammoth phablet at the Carphone Warehouse coming soon webpage along with a September release date. The mobile phone retailer doesn't elaborate, and there are no details regarding the handset's pricing or when it will be available.
We do know, however, that Three will be among the mobile operators to offer the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, as it has also added the handset to its website.
Sony unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra at an event in London today as a phone that bridges the gap between the Xperia Z smartphone and Xperia Tablet Z. With a 6.4in screen it's Sony's largest smartphone to date, and Sony claims it's also both the world's thinnest and largest full HD smartphone.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra features a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. Sony has overlaid Android with its own custom user interface, similar to that of the Xperia Z.
As well as looking to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with its stylus support, the Xperia Z Ultra also features 8MP and 2.2MP Exmor R cameras, 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, NFC and a 3,000mAh battery with Sony's Stamina mode.
Check out our Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on review. µ