Sony has just made the Xperia Z Ultra cheaper by launching two new phablets that offer similar features at a mid-range price point. The Xperia T2Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra dual will be launched in China, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.Oddly, the Japanese handset maker does not mention Europe and North America among the regions where the phablets will be introduced, which means that they have been specifically designed for customers in emerging markets.
Unfortunately, Sony did not unveil when exactly the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra dual would go on sale. The phones’ pricing options have yet to be confirmed as well.
Specs-wise, the phablets are pretty far from the Xperia Z Ultra’s hardware capabilities, but judging by the fact that these are mid-range devices, they offer more than decent features.
Aside from the fact that it offers dual-SIM support, the Xperia T2 Ultra dual doesn’t come with anything new in terms of specs in comparison with the Xperia T2 Ultra.
That being said, both new phablets sport 6-inch capacitive touchscreen displays that support HD (720p) resolution and feature TRILUMINOUS and Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology.
They are powered by 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processors and pack 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, the Xperia T2 Ultra boasts an enhanced 13-megapixel photo snapper with Exmor RS for mobile sensor, autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. There’s also a secondary 1.1-megapixel camera in the front.
The smartphones are powered by a high-capacity 3000 mAh battery and feature Battery STAMINA mode. No word on what version of Android they are running, but we suspect that both handsets will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform.
When it comes to connectivity, the Xperia T2 Ultra phablets offer both LTE support and NFC (Near Field Communication), as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
“Xperia T2 Ultra will lead the category through its combination of advanced display and camera technologies, it will bring large-screen entertainment in an amazingly portable form factor and it will do it all whilst providing incredible value for money.
“Its large HD display will deliver big screen entertainment on the go whilst the efficiency of the design will allow it to remain the world’s most portable large screen smartphone,” said Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.