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Wi-Fi Only Sony Xperia Z Ultra Resurfaces, Intended As A “Mini” Tablet?

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Following the CES unveiling, every Sony fan set his or her eyes on the Xperia Z1 Compact. The handset offers high-end specifications in a “compact” body that delivers a 4.3 inch display. That’s a rare thing nowadays – a small smartphone boasting top-tier internals, so the Z1 Compact has its appeal. But, at the very opposite end, Sony also boasts one of the most powerful phablets around – the Xperia Z Ultra. The handset in question has been released in the later part of 2013, and probably most enthusiasts have already made up their mind regarding this particular device. The conclusion: it’s either too big, or it’s actually the perfect phablet. But what about those who think the Xperia Z Ultra is the ideal device, except for its price? Well, Sony might have the answer, as a Wi-Fi Only variant could hit the shelves sometime in the future. More details below.

Wi-Fi Only Sony Xperia Z Ultra Resurfaces, Intended As A "Mini" Tablet?

Wi-Fi Only Sony Xperia Z Ultra Resurfaces, Intended As A “Mini” Tablet?

Wi-Fi Only Sony Xperia Z Ultra Resurfaces on AnTuTu

Back in November, a mysterious Z Ultra variant limited to Wi-Fi Only connectivity has been spotted at the FCC. We haven’t heard much about the device since, but earlier today the gadget in question made an appearance in AnTuTu – the popular benchmark for mobile devices.

Spec-wise, the Wi-Fi Only Z Ultra is pretty much the same as its LTE brethren, except of course for the fact that it lacks a few radios. It boasts a 6.44 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x1920, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and an 8-2 MP camera combo.

The price is not mentioned in the benchmark, obviously, but as we all know, a Wi-Fi Only device usually costs less than a LTE-equipped counterpart. It might seem far-fetched for a smartphone to be Wi-Fi Only, but truth be told, if any device can achieve this, then it’s definitely the Xperia Z Ultra. Most people haven’t considered this handset a real smartphone in the first place. Even Sony avoided showcasing this device held at one’s ear in its commercials, mainly because it’s almost as large as a Nexus 7.


In any case, we’ll continue to keep an eye out, so stay tuned. In the meantime, share your thoughts below and let us know if you’d be interested in a Xperia Z Ultra tablet.