When do you draw the line between a smartphone, a phablet and a tablet? Well, I guess there are some basic specifications and guidelines to adhere to, but basically, whenever something is smaller than 7” in size, but has a display that is larger than 5”, that would more or less fall under the phablet category. On the other hand, it really depends on the hardware manufacturer to market that particular device in question.
Case in point, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which comes with a massive 6.44” display. Apparently, a variant of that model, known as the SGP412 if you are into model numbers and all that jazz, has made an appearance over at the FCC, where it will come with a Snapdragon 800 MSM8074 SoC processor without the mobile baseband radio. This would, of course, point to a Wi-Fi only device.Apart from that, the FCC filing also showed off a bunch of new application photos that depicts the test model being submerged halfway, going to prove that it is just as water resistant as its predecessor.
Other hardware specifications point to it sporting 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory that can be further augmented via a microSD memory card, a 3,000mAh battery and an 8-megapixel camera at the back. No idea on how much it will cost, but chances are it will . There’s no official word about the device, let alone pricing and a launch date, but as with all things, waiting patiently would provide an answer to that particular question.