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sony-xperia-z-ultra_21The Sony Xperia Z Ultra 6.4-inch “world’s slimmest and largest full HD display” smartphone has been unveiled.

The handset is also waterproof and can be submerged into 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes. The Xperia Z Ultra is an expansion of the existing range of the Xperia Z family (5″ smartphone; and 10″ LTE tablet).

It has the same ultra thin, durable and dust-resistant design of the Xperia Z range, measuring 6.4mm thin. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor with a 2.2GHz quad-core CPU and is LTE enabled.

The phone is “built for business” and allows the user to take notes or sketch with any pencil, pen or stylus (capacitive stylus or metal pen), even while on a call.

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According to Sony Mobile, the Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s largest full HD display smartphone at 6.4-inches, and features Sony’s unique Triluminous display for mobile.

We got a hands on with the handset at the Sony store at Vodacom World earlier today. It’s very light and being that slim, feels good in your hand; although 6.4-inches big, doesn’t have a ‘hefty’ feel to it. However, taking calls on it, and being my size, does look a bit odd, as you can see in the image below. Photo quality is decent, the camera is 8-megapixels, but I couldn’t find the option to turn the flash on or off. It has a front-facing 2-megapixel camera (all the better for selfies, ha). Sony does have a SBH52 headset which lets you take calls, view messages and see who is calling you – a better option for someone my size, while the smartphone stays in your bag.

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Pricing on the Xperia Z Ultra will depend on mobile operators.

Full specs available here.

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