Sony is continuing with their Xperia Tablet bandwagon in 2014 and we have some surprising news to bring you now. The company has just announced a tablet version of the Xperia Z Ultra, a device that is currently on the market in a smartphone form factor.
Now though, Sony has decided that the Xperia Tablet Z is going to have a companion. While this sounds great at first, excitement may turn to disappointment when we tell you that at the moment there are no plans to release the Xperia Z Ultra tablet outside of Japan.
Just to remind you, the Xperia Z Ultra has a staggering 6.44-inch display screen with a resolution of 1920×1080. It was already very large for a smartphone by normal standards and now it seems that Sony may be thinking along the same lines.
The Xperia Z Ultra tablet version is going to run on the same specs as the phone, meaning that it will have a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the OS.
We’re a little surprised to see that this won’t be upgraded to Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box, especially with Sony sending out a press release and announcing this as a new product on the market – a new product with Jelly Bean?
Either way, we would love to see this released outside of Japan. The Xperia Z Ultra runs like a dream and arguably putting devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 to shame in a speed test.
Let’s hope that the decision to change a phone into a tablet works out for Sony. If it does, there’s obviously a higher chance that we will see a release in these shores.
Are you a fan of the Xperia Z Ultra? Give us your reaction to this and whether you want to see it released in the US or UK.