Sony has officially announced the Xperia Z Ultra, WiFi only version. The new model of the device will be available in Japan this week for ¥52,000 (approx. $499).
The WiFi-only model does not differ much from the original Xperia Z Ultra, except that it lacks a baseband radio processor that allows cellular calls.
In the official press release, Sony refers to its morphed-Xperia Z Ultra smartphone as a ‘tablet’. Though its massive 6.4-inch 1080p display can be put to use for some great things, users might not find it convenient to carry it in their pocket every day.
It features the same 6.5mm-thick waterproof casing, 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery as found on the regular Xperia Z Ultra.
There’s no official word on whether this model will be heading to the rest of the world. But if you are in the US, you can currently buy an Xperia Z Ultra with LTE. The device is available from both Sony (with a price tag of $649.99), and Amazon, along with Google Play for the Google Play Edition version.
Are you willing to pay 52,000 yen for the new Xperia Z Ultra tablet? Well, Sony at least expects you will.