The move could help the company compete against Samsung’s Galaxy NOTE smartphone.
Like the smaller version, the Xperia Z, the Ultra is both waterproof and dust-resistant. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs in addition to running on 4G LTE.
“We’re already bringing the best of Sony technology and design across a range of premium smartphones and tablets, and now we are bringing this same premium offering to the large-screen smartphone segment, setting a new standard for others to follow,” commented Calum MacDougall, Sony Director of Xperia Marketing via a press release.
Just last month, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced that it would carry the Xperia Z. No word yet on if it’ll offer the Ultra as well.