Xperia ZU a Monster of a Phablet

Sony's preemptive answer to Galaxy Note III, the Xperia ZU, is shaping up to be a monstrosity on paper. The 6.44-inch phablet, which would make it look like you're talking away into a tile, was earlier referred to as "Xperia L4" and "Togari C680." True to Sony's values, it's more than just a stretched out Xperia Z. Sony is reportedly making use of the added space for a bigger battery, and beefier hardware.

To begin with, its 6.44-inch IPS screen offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, over a slightly lower 342 ppi pixel density compared to the Xperia Z. Sony ditched the Snapdragon S4 Pro for Qualcomm's flagship AP, the Snapdragon 800. This chip combines four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 2.20 GHz, with Adreno 330 graphics, and a soft-modem that gives you cutting-edge 4G LTE cat4, and 802.11 ac Wi-Fi connectivity. This chip is backed by 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a micro-SDXC card slot letting you expand storage by up to 64 GB.

Imaging isn't high up on Sony's list with the Xperia ZU. An 8-megapixel Exmor RS-based primary camera, is paired with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one. It's also reported that Xperia ZU won't come with a stylus à la Samsung S-Pen, but the screen should work very well with third-party stylii, and gloved hands. A 3,000 mAh battery keeps the device fed.

It's wheels up on June 25 for the Xperia ZU, which will land in Europe on the 4th of July.

Source Engadget
Channels Phones, Tablets
Topics Sony, Xperia Z, Snapdragon 800, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Xperia ZU