What you see below is the first image of the upcoming 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra. It refers to a Sony Mobile press invite in France on Thursday 4 July at 09.30. The invite is translated to the following: “Sony Mobile reserves a big surprise for you“. It also says “Do not forget to mark your calendars” and appears to be written by a stylus giving more credence to rumours that the 6.4-inch device will support an input device such as a stylus or pencil.
In terms of the image itself, it seems to show that the device really will be very thin. We recently leaked all of the specs and believe it will be 6.5mm thin. Only the side profile of the Xperia Z Ultra is shown and appears to show that the headphone jack will be on the side. The signature power button seen in the rest of the 2013 line-up is intact and below this sits a volume rocker. Towards the bottom sits a dedicated camera button and at the very bottom sits a hole that is most likely for a lanyard strip.
What we’re not sure about is the fact that we have been told that this handset is water resistant, yet the headphone jack is open, with no port covering it. Hopefully all will become clear in the next few weeks, but either way we are looking at a very desirable device.
A quick reminder of the rumoured specs. The Xperia Z Ultra is believed to have a 6.44-inch 1080p “Triluminos with X-Reality for Mobile” display. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 chipset (2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics), 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and microSD memory card slot. It will also feature an 8MP camera and 2.2MP front-facing camera. The handset will launch with Android 4.2. with dimensions of 179.2 x 92 x 6.5mm and will weigh 212g.