Naina KhedekarJan 22, 2014 13:35:40 IST
Blurring line between smartphones and tablets, Sony had launched its gigantic Xperia Z Ultra phablet mid of lat year. According to Cnet, the company has now morphed the smartphone or phablet into a tablet, and also announced its Wi-Fi-only version. If you ask us, it's about time manufacturers do this for some of their larger smartphones, which could pass off for small form factor tablets.
In its latest press release announcing the Wi-Fi-only model of the device, the company has conveniently called it a “tablet”. Save the baseband radio processor that allows cellular calls, the new model hasn’t undergone any other changes, so it's identical otherwise to the phablet launched earlier.
The Z Ultra tablet sports the similar 6.44-inch Triluminos LCD with 1080p resolution, waterproof and dustproof abilities, 2.2GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB with microSD card slot, and 3050 mAh battery. As it maintains all the other specs, one can also expect an 8 megapixel Exmor RS sensor and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Check out our complete review of the Xperia Z Ultra “phablet” here.
The new Xperia Z Ultra “tablet” is expected to available in Japan sometime this week. It is priced at $499 that amounts to approximately Rs 31,000. Going by the price tag, it is slightly expensive than the 7-inch tablets available from companies like Samsung and even Apple. There is no word on the device reaching regions outside Japan yet.