UK MOBILE OPERATOR O2 has revealed that it will offer Sony's mammoth Xperia Z Ultra smartphone from September.
The phone has been added to O2's Coming Soon webpage, although besides a vague September release date there's no word on the handset's availability. However, with O2's 4G network arriving on 29 August, we can assume that it will be available on the network's 4G tariffs, which it announced today will start from £22 a month.
We already know too, thanks to Clove, that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will cost £599.99 SIM-free, with the retailer also promising to send out orders in September.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the firm's answer to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, with the device boasting a huge 6.4in HD 1080p screen. At just 6.5mm thick it is one up on the Note 3 by claiming the title of the world's thinnest HD smartphone, assuming that Samsung's next phablet isn't even skinnier.
In terms of power, 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. 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, which it claims will prolong the handset's battery life.
O2's coming soon page reveals that the network will also soon be offering the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony's cheaper Xperia M smartphone. µ