Nothing seems to be dampening manufacturers’ urge to build larger and larger smartphones. Frankly, we have no idea when this trend is going to end or if the public is ever going to take to these massive phones in large numbers.
The latest entry into this market comes from Sony. It has unveiled a 6.4-inch version of its flagship smartphone, which it has called the Xperia Z Ultra. It comes with a 1080p screen, which will need all the juice from the 3,000mAh battery to run for extended periods. It includes a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage plus expandability in the form of a microSD card. It will run Android 4.2, come with an 8MP camera and will be extremely thin at just 6.5mm. That’s thinner than the iPhone 5, but it will weigh twice as much at 212g. Also, like its smaller sibling, it will be waterproof and dust resistant. Check out the promo video of the behemoth below:
This is obviously a move from Sony to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, although it is actually more comparable in size to the Galaxy Mega lineup. It is a fully fledged high-end device, though, unlike the Galaxy Mega range. Will people be willing to use a smartphone almost the size of a tablet? I’m not convinced, but we will have to see. Sony has added that the Xperia Z Ultra has handwriting recognition (more evidence that it’s a Note competitor) and is compatible with a capacitive stylus or “any metal pen with a tip diameter of more than 1mm.”
What do you think of the future of large smartphones like these?
Source: The Verge