Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone (L) and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
A Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone (L) and a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet are displayed at the company's stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau NacarinoReuters

Japanese consumer electronics giant, Sony teased a device online on Monday (2 June) hinting a new Xperia smartphone is on its way.

The company has taken the official social media platform Twitter to announce the impending launch of a device.

Sony's message says the fans to expect 'the next big thing' implying a large-screen device and moreover the picture tagged along with the tweet also corroborates the theory. It shows a side view of the unreleased device, what seems to be a big Xperia smartphone (a phablet) with a lady model in the back drop.

The device flaunts a very thin edge having Sony Xperia smartphone's trademark power button at the center with volume rockers and the camera launcher button. Though there is no mention of the device name, there is a strong possibility that we might be seeing the second generation Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet. Even the timing of the release of the teaser image is coinciding with the timeline of its predecessor's launch in June 2013.

Sans' the size, Sony's second generation phablet is expected to house pretty much same features found in the current flagship phone Xperia Z2 such as Triluminos full HD display, 2.5GHz 801 series Snapdragon quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB (expandable) and to compensate the large screen, the device is most likely to ship with a high capacity battery having minimum 3,050 mAh or more. Even its predecessor had same specifications seen inside the Xperia Z1, except the screen size and camera specifications.

Once launched, the Sony device will be competing with the LG's recently unveiled marquee smartphone G3. It sports a 5.5-inch 2K display and runs on the latest Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS powered by 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 3GB RAM and a 3,000 mAh (removable) battery.

Year 2014 is expected to witness the intense battle of supremacy in the phablet segment with rival Apple expected to join the club with the launch of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 series in September. Samsung in its bid to up the ante, is reportedly testing bendable screen for its fourth generation Galaxy Note phablet.