Sony is expected to release a couple of new flagship models and one of it is their humongous 6.44″ phablet. This is Sony’s first attempt in making a XL sized smart phone, adapting to what seems to be a growing demand for bigger sized phones.
Rumoured as the Xperia ZU or Xperia Z Ultra, the new device is purportedly teased in an upcoming event invite pictured above. Consistent with Xperia Z’s omni-balance design, it retains the similar design language and button design as its current flagship model.
In terms of specs, the front 6.44″ display is said to be using IPS LCD with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080, which gives it 342ppi. Powering the device is said to be a Quad-core Qualcomm 800 processor running at 2.2GHz which is mated with 2GB of RAM. Other details include an on-board 16GB storage with microSD expansion and a rather large 3,000mAh battery. In terms of camera, it is said to be using a more modest 8MP shooter for the rear and a front facing 1.3MP shooter. If the rumoured details are true, this would be an upmarket competitor of the recently announced 6.3″ Samsung Galaxy Mega.