JAPANESE PHONE MAKER Sony's massive Xperia Z Ultra smartphone will cost an equally massive £600 in the UK.
So says SIM-free retailer Clove, which has heard from Sony that the Xperia Z Ultra will be priced at £600 SIM-free - more expensive than the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Still, those who have deep pockets can preorder the handset from Clove now for £599.99, to be exact, ahead of its release in September.
For those who don't fancy handing over £600, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will also be available through Three and Carphone Warehouse, where it's likely to fetch around £35 a month.
Sony announced the Xperia Z Ultra on Tuesday as a smartphone to challenge phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Xperia Z Ultra features a gigantic 6.4in 1080x1920 resolution touchscreen display, earning the phone the title of the world's largest HD smartphone. At just 6.5mm thick, it's also the world's slimmest HD mobile phone.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and runs Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. This comes skinned in Sony's usual custom user interface, providing the phone with preloaded apps such as Music and Video Unlimited.
Other specifications include 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. µ