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Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

It's not every day a smartphone as massive as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes around, especially one with a processor that's only thus far been seen in developer testing devices (and the occasional ZTE device.) This morning the Xperia Z Ultra (far larger than the Xperia Z, pictured below) has appeared in screenshot form, complete with specifications that suggest this next-generation device to be appearing on the 4th of July with a 6.21-inch display running at 1080 x 1824 pixel resolution. That would make this machine a 320ppi delivery. UPDATE: More screenshots added via XDA - homescreen included!

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Sony Xperia Z gets T-Mobile exclusivity

Sony Xperia Z gets T-Mobile exclusivity

We've been waiting on the Sony Xperia Z for a few months now, and while it's been available in the US for a while now, no US carrier has picked it up yet. However, T-Mobile announced that the new phone will be exclusively available on their network in the US "in the coming weeks." The Xperia Z will also come with T-Mobile's 4G LTE on board, which they just recently launched along with their "uncarrier" plans.

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Sony XPERIA ZL Review

Sony XPERIA ZL Review

With the Sony XPERIA ZL, the company took a double-tiered approach to a hero smartphone release - unlike what Samsung and HTC have done with their HTC One and GALAXY S 4, Sony has created a machine that's got the same innards as the XPERIA Z, but with a body that's almost like an alternate reality iteration. Here with the XPERIA ZL, Sony has taken the display, the software, the processor, and the camera technology from the XPERIA Z, putting it in a body that's both more rugged and thinner than the hero.

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Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

The race to offer a mobile device with the best display possible seems to have no end line, with companies pushing out ever higher-resolution, sharper, brighter screens on their highest-end handsets. Likewise, the battle between which flagship devices have the best displays have raged betwixt consumers, with fans of various devices touting reasons why their favorite device is best. Taking a perhaps more scientific approach, the folks over at Gadget Guy have put the most popular handsets' displays under the microscope - literally.

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XPERIA Z appears at FCC with T-Mobile LTE compatibility

XPERIA Z appears at FCC with T-Mobile LTE compatibility

The Sony XPERIA Z has already seen a release of sorts in the USA with the variant by the name of XPERIA ZL, but that's not stopping the company from pushing a T-Mobile Z, it seems. An FCC listing appearing this week shows the original XPERIA Z coming up T-Mobile with 4G LTE abilities that match the carrier perfectly. This release would put Sony in a strange place as the XPERIA ZL is what was assumed to be the hero iteration of the device in the states earlier this year.

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Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

With our review of the Sony XPERIA Z we saw the company create a smartphone that was easily their best, and certainly waterproof as it was powerful. With the XPERIA ZL, Sony has quite obviously taken the criticisms they'd heard since the launch of the Z and have made a phone that keeps the design language on the whole, but makes a device that's refined - could it be that this unique piece of effort makes the device ready for a grand USA launch after all? Let's have a quick first look!

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Sony Mobile grabs “Largest Animated Mobile Phone Mosaic” world record

Sony Mobile grabs “Largest Animated Mobile Phone Mosaic” world record

Sony Mobile has just snagged the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Animated Mobile Phone Mosaic". At the Mobile World Congress back in late February, Sony grabbed 196 Sony Xperia ZL smartphones and aligned them on a 14 by 14 grid on a 6 feet 2 inch wall. All of the Sony Xperia ZL's on the mosaic linked together to display one ginormous Xperia ZL. The images would change to display various Sony icons.

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Sony Xperia ZL “world’s most compact” 5-inch phone heads to USA

Sony Xperia ZL “world’s most compact” 5-inch phone heads to USA

This week the folks at Sony Mobile Communications have ushered in the Xperia ZL for a full United States release, making sure to note that it is their most compact 5-inch offering ever. In fact, they make sure to say that this 5-inch display-toting beast is the most compact 5-inch smartphone in the world, coming complete with a 13 megapixel camera on the back and powered by their lovely Mobile BRAVIA Engine under the hood. What's that mean for you? It means the best Sony-made smartphone ever pushed to the USA is on it's way now!

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