Sony has released an invitation to a press release event teasing a humungous phablet. The invitation is in French, and the translation reads “Sony Mobile reserves a big surprise for you.” The invitation also has a stylus scribbling the words (translated), “Do not forget to mark your calendars!” suggesting a similar stylus based input digitizer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note devices. The invitation also revealed the name of the venue where the event will possibly be held – Paris.
No clear indication is given relating to the date of the invitation, but we expect it to be held in this month, putting the unveiling of Xperia Z Ultra this month itself. This will also be in line with the strategy being followed by Sony where it releases its devices before the competitors Samsung and HTC release theirs, thus enabling them to sell more units and take the advantage of being an early bird.
As per previous rumored reports and the latest report and images by eprice.com.tw, the phablet is rumored to come with an 6.44 inch Full HD Triluminos display and will be powered by 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core processor and Adreno 330 GPU. It will have 2 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt storage with Micro SD card expansion up to 64 GB, 8 MP rear camera and 2.2 MP front facing camera and will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The specifications from eprice list a few more details into the specifications including NFC, Miracast and MHL connectivity along with other usual connectivity options and a respectable 3000 mAh battery. It also enlists enhancements like HD Voice, xLOUD and Clear Audio+ for audio and HDR mode for the camera. Eprice also enlists IP55-IP58 certification for ruggedness but clearly it is not something we see in the teaser leaked as the 3.5 mm earphone jack is open with no covering.
As per the teaser, a side view of phablet is given in which a port for earphone jack, volume rockers, a lanyard connection point and a camera shutter button is given. The placement is such that it cannot be screen lock/unlock button because of bottom placement, but a camera shutter button when held in landscape mode. The phablet was also dubbed as Togari and Xperia ZU before. Stay tuned for more information and follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for more news on phones, gadgets and tablets.