Xperia Z Ultra arrives September 13th in the UK, probably won’t fit in your skinny jeans [VIDEO]

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was announced at the Mobile Asia Expo just a short while ago, and now we have a release date to look forward to. Retailer Expansys has confirmed that the device will arrive in the UK September 13th, just under two months from now. We’d circle the date, but put a note by it as these dates often tend to shift around as we inch closer and closer.

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The Xperia Z Ultra is quite the interesting device, with it being Sony’s first foray in the phablet genre Samsung has been credited with making. It’s a 6.4-inch full HD smartphone that also happens to be waterproof, and can accept stylus input from nearly any pointing device you have (including your finger, of course).

The device also features a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel HD camera with a 2 megapixel front camera, NFC, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and more. Oh, and while it’s quite slim (just 6.5mm) it still leaves quite a footprint in its overall dimension. Just take a look at this pocket test by our friend Richard Lai:

Seriously, it looks like he’s about to go suit up for a football game. While I like to wear my clothes just a bit more loose than that, I still wouldn’t feel comfortable with this thing sitting in my front pocket all day. Hell, I once broke a Galaxy Nexus by simply sitting down, so I know the Ultra Z would be a problem. Regardless, it’s a nice looking phone that’s huge in more ways than just its size.

Expansys will be asking for £639.99, though there’s no word yet if that includes VAT. We’ll try to get those details shortly. In the meantime, go ahead and check it out at their website to see if you can put up with what is teetering on that ever-so-thin line between smartphone and tablet.

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  • Squeak

    How about a Verizon release date? I want this simply because it’s a high end waterproof phone with a huge screen, and that’s something no one else offers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      I’d guess March of next year if they carry it at all.

    • Evertroy

      I’d use 2 just to be safe… where i want to mount it at least

  • ineptone

    I can’t stand Engadget’s Richard Lai. He is my nails on a chalkboard. And I can’t stand the way he pronounces his “th” as an “f”.

    • Corey0928

      Don’t ever go to the UK then since a whole lot of them talk like that

    • OptimusKLP

      Not as bad as John V. from PhoneArena, the guy sounds like he’s chewing gum in every video.

    • Guest

      French people pronounce “th” like “z”. not better

  • David Narada Brown

    im gonna c if i can ink a deal to make an accessory for this phone, a phone case! yep! im gonna bring back fanny packs. lol! nah, but seriously this phone is big. i cant imagine walking around a mall, club, amusement park, or just caring this thing around all day at work. it would be very uncomfortable.

    • No_Nickname90

      IDK… Dickies makes some pretty large pockets and that’s all I wear. I had my Nexus 7 in my pocket one time and actually forgot it was there. Until I went to get some pocket change.

      I wouldn’t mind this phone. ALTHOUGH, when driving it wouldn’t stay in my pocket. I’d start making use of my window mount. LoL!!

      • adam

        Who the hell carries pocket change this day & age? Lmao!

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      Most “normal size phones” aren’t waterproof and the ones that are
      usually have terrible specs (S4 active being the exception, but it’s not
      on Verizon either). My phone and my tablet are both starting to show
      their age, and I would like one rugged device with a large screen to
      replace them both. I understand that this phone won’t be right for
      everyone, but that doesn’t mean it’s not right for anyone.

  • Blkegk

    can’t believe this phone doesn’t have led flash.

  • chris420o

    just buy a n7 and a normal size phone…these things are so ridiculous its not even funny…but i do like the way sony makes there phones

    • Tony Lai

      “Normal size phone”… there is no such thing anymore.

    • Squeak

      Most “normal size phones” aren’t waterproof and the ones that are usually have terrible specs (S4 active being the exception, but it’s not on Verizon either). My phone and my tablet are both starting to show their age, and I would like one rugged device with a large screen to replace them both. I understand that this phone won’t be right for everyone, but that doesn’t mean it’s not right for anyone.

      • Aliff Alfiry

        I want this phone badly to upgrade my aging Note 2. Since the sole reason I bought Note 2 is for the display, the only logical step ahead is for an even bigger device and this is catching my eyes. Note 3 is rumored to have 5.7 inch screen and that’s not a major upgrade for me. Plus with all the woo haa that Samsung is making with developers, I’m going for Sony this time. Goodbye Samsung, it’s been a good ride :)

    • No_Nickname90

      If I got this, I could sell my Nexus 7. =.S

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    I’m very tempted to import this at some point, though not from Expansys cause it’ll be like $900+. I think I only need a double sided suction cup to mount it somewhere lol

    • Evertroy

      I’d use 2 just to be safe, at least where i want to mount it

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Yeah I currently use a Pugoo sticky mount thing, but that’s not so good for glass back devices. If they make plastic cases for it I’ll just mount the case and pop it in each time.