Sony Mobile is currently hitting the news on account of its recently launched Xperia Z Ultra phablet. The handset has been causing plenty of excitement in recent weeks, and was announced earlier this week.
While the phablet niche is seeing increasing levels of competition, with ever more advanced offerings, the Xperia Z Ultra certainly looks capable of competing in terms of its specifications. The device packs a huge 6.4 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS. Like its Xperia Z counterpart, the phone is officially rated as waterproof, and offered in the same purple, black and white colour options.
Of course, with such high-end specifications the Sony Xperia Z Ultra commands a rather hefty price tag, for those who choose to purchase a SIM free handset as opposed to a pay monthly contract. Unwired View has recently reported on details regarding the pricing of the handset, after a prominent UK retailer has listed the SIM free handset for pre-order. The phone is listed with a price of £499.99, but this excludes UK VAT (20%). With the VAT included, this brings the price of the handset to £599.99.
Of course, the appealing features offered by the Xperia Z Ultra mean that some will choose to buy the SIM free model, and simply insert the SIM card of their choice. However, with such a high price tag, we expect pay monthly contracts to of course be the most popular means of getting the phone. Three was the first network to confirm that it will be carrying the Xperia Z Ultra on pay monthly deals, but we of course expect a number of other networks to be keen to carry the device. Furthermore, several high profile high street retailers in the UK have also confirmed that they will be stocking the Xperia Z Ultra.
It is currently believed that the handset will be made available in the UK from September, but we will let you know when we hear of more specific release dates, as well as information from networks and contracts.
Source: Unwired View