Intel started the GHz wars with Pentium a decade ago and now the memory wars have come to the footsteps of smartphones, tablets and phablets. The powerful Snapdragon processor has been the choice of almost all Android phone makers because of its speed, versatility and performance. Sony has taken that a step further with announcement of launch of Xperia Z Ultra smart phone which will be powered by Snapdragon 800.
The Xperia Z Ultra will run on a Snapdragon 800, making it the first ever device to run on Qualcomm’s super chip. The quad-core processor is clocked at 2.2 GHz and has LTE and HD Voice capabilities if your carrier supports it.
The Xperia Z Ultra will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sony's own UI for starters. It will have a big big screen of 6.44 inch display the biggest Sony has ever made. The display on the device will use the Sony’s new Triluminous technology and has a full HD resolution of 1080p, giving it a pixel density of 342 ppi.
The Xperia Z Ultra will come with all connectivity options like LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC. The smart phone will be 6.5 mm thick, making it the slimmest smartphone with a full HD display in the world and also will be easy on weight with just 212 g . It will have OmniBalance design like Xperia Z and Xperia Z Tablet and will be available in three colours, black, white and purple.
As is now the norm with Sony devices, the Z Ultra will also have the underwater and dust resist IP55 and IP58 certification. It also has an 8MP Camera on the rear with the Sony’s superb Exmor RS sensor which will make HDR video recording and the Superior Auto mode a breeze. The Z Ultra will sport a 3000 mAh battery to power all of the above and will also have the Sony's trademark Stamina mode which lets you manage the battery usage.
The best feature of Z Ultra is yet to come. You can you any pen or pencil with tip diameter of more than 1mm as a stylus on the Z Ultra making it first device to sport such kind of feature.
However a word of caution, the phone will be highest price phone with all these super features and will be available only in Sept-Dec 2013 period