Sony Ups The Ante With 6.4" Xperia Z Ultra Android Smartphone

Not content with just a smartwatch? How about a phone to pair with it? Sony's going all out today, also launching the new Xperia Z Ultra, which is said to boast the world's slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display. Blurring the line between phone and tablet, and pushing the size envelope altogether, this 6.4" handset is truly massive in its class. It's also waterproof and dust-resistant, boasting a durable design that sets it apart from more fragile rivals. It's powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 (quad-core) CPU, as well as a 4G LTE radio for ultra-fast wireless connections.

Other specs include a 1080p display, 8MP camera, Stamina Mode (to increase battery life), 16GB of built-in storage and a Q3 launch date. Sadly, no pricing details have been announced just yet.

Xperia Z Ultra is both elegant and durable. With an impressive rating of IP55 and IP58, this smartphone isn't only resistant to dust, but is waterproof** too – giving you the freedom to enjoy it anywhere. You can even film in Full HD underwater, taking your large-screen smartphone experience to a new level. The camera features "Exmor RS for mobile", HDR for both photos and film, and Superior Auto mode automatically activates HDR and noise reduction when needed, so you'll get stunning imagery even in challenging light conditions.Ultimate entertainment experience The Xperia Z Ultra is uniquely positioned to offer the ultimate big screen phone entertainment experience for watching movies, playing games, reading books and browsing the web.

Sony's "WALKMAN", Album and Movies media applications enable discovery of online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content.

The "WALKMAN" application leverages Sony's audio engine and Facebook integration for sharing and discovering new music and is unique in that it provides seamlessly integrated access to all your downloaded music as well as access to a global library of over 20 million songs from Sony's cloud-based subscription music service, Music Unlimited.

The Movies application brings new intuitive ways to discover, manage and play movie content, together with easy access to an extensive library of blockbuster movies and the latest TV episodes from the Video Unlimited2 service.

The Album application provides seamless integration with the PlayMemories Online2 service, letting you access all your photos and albums from within the Album app instantly and easily, wherever you are. You can even set an automatic upload of your photos to the PlayMemories Online service to access and enjoy from any your favourite Sony devices.

The Sony Reader app2 provides seamless Reader store2 access so you can download and enjoy the latest bestsellers – it even lets you sync purchased books in popular formats and continue reading from same page.