Back in 2013, Sony launched the Xperia Z Ultra, a smartphone that defied the conventions of how big a smartphone should be, especially since it launched with a whopping 6.44” display, which at that time made it the biggest smartphone around (it has since been overtaken by the Hisense X1 which comes with a 6.8” display). Given the device’s size, it would make for a pretty nifty tablet as well, wouldn’t it? Granted it is smaller than 7” tablets like the Nexus 7, but that also means that it is more portable as we have seen instances of people managing to slip the Xperia Z Ultra into their pockets, not something you see often when it comes to tablets.
This is why it is not a complete surprise to learn that Sony could be looking to release a media version of the Xperia Z Ultra, which is basically the same device minus any radio capabilities. This is thanks to AnTuTu benchmarks which shows off the device’s Snapdragon 800 processor without radios on board. Of course this does not confirm anything but the rumors of a WiFi-only version of the device has been floating around for a while now, and perhaps Sony might come forward with an announcement of sorts during MWC 2014 which is expected to take place next month. In the meantime what do you guys think? Would a $350 WiFi-only version of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra be of any interest to you?
|Key Specs||Xperia Z Ultra|
|Processor/Soc Name||MSM8274 or Snapdragon 800, 4-core, 2.2 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||80 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3050 mAh|
|Complete product data||Sony Xperia Z Ultra Full specs|