Sony has unveiled a new Wi-Fi only Xperia Z Ultra tablet that has a 6.4-inch screen with some top of the line specifications.
Smaller by just 0.6-inches than a standard 7-inch tablet, the Xperia Z Ultra tablet does raise a question as to whether it is smartphone or a tablet. Sony has stressed that the new Xperia Z Ultra is a tablet and it seems that to prove its point it has yanked cellular connectivity option out of its latest gadget.
Specifications wise, the Xperia Z Ultra tablet packs the same components as its smartphone cousin: 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 1080p 6.4-inch display, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and 8-megapixl rear camera among other things.
The primary motivation behind launching a massive 6.4-inch phablet class device without cellular connectivity option isn’t yet clear to us and many other analysts. It seems that Sony believes that carrying smartphones and tablets will cellular connectivity option doesn’t appeal to a lot of people and the Xperia Z Ultra tablet will be a nice option for folks looking for a small, ultra-portable and powerful tablet to play a companion role to their smaller handset.
The price may seem to be a bit over the top as the tablet is launching for a 52,000 yen ($499 USD). The Xperia Z Ultra tablet will only be launching in Japan for now and chances are the tablet may be showed off at the MWC 2014 for a global release.