Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z
A visitor looks at the new Sony Xperia phone and tablet through a glass window during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Reuters

Japanese technology firm Sony on Tuesday (30 July) officially launched its first flagship phablet - Xperia Z Ultra, at an event in Delhi.

The giant phablet is expected to hit brick-and-mortar retail stores across the country by 2 August with a price-tag of ₹46,990. Online stores are offering the same device for ₹2,000 less. Saholic and Infibeam are selling the Xperia Z Ultra for ₹44,990, whereas Flipkart is taking pre-orders for the same price.

Sony's 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra is touted to be the slimmest and biggest full HD device in its class (phablets). It boasts of Triluminos TFT LCD screen with X-Reality for Mobile and BRAVIA Engine 2 display technology. The screen is aptly guarded by scratch-resistant glass with a shatter-proof sheet on top of it.

The new Sony phablet runs on the Android mobile OS v4.2 Jelly Bean OS and packs a powerful and efficient 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor paired with Adreno 330 graphics engine. In terms of storage, it houses 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage space which is expandable up to 64GB.

Other mentionable features are its 8.0-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor and 16X digital zoom. It also flaunts a 2.0-megapixel camera on the front. Both cameras have the ability to record full HD video.

Like all its top-notch Xperia siblings, the new phablet also boasts of water-resistant and dust-proof IP55/IP58 certifications which allow users to record video up to five feet under water for close to 30 minutes.

Key Specifications of Sony Xperia Z Ultra:

Model Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Display 6.44-inch Full HD Triluminos TFT LCD screen boasting X-Reality for Mobile display technology and BRAVIA Engine 2; also comes with shatter proof sheet along with scratch-resistant glass shield.Resolution: 1920x1080p

pixel density: 342 ppi (pixels per inch)

OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with 2.2GHz (chipset type: MSM8974)
GPU Adreno 330 graphics engine
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with Exmor RS lens technology and 16X digital zoom, full HD video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera  (can record full HD video)
Network 2G & 3G
Battery 3050 mAh;Talk time: up to 16 hours;

Standby mode: up to 820 hours;

Add-ons Dust-proof and Water-resistant IP55/IP58 certifications, NFC, Bluetooth, v4.0,A-GPS,Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0, MHL support
Dimensions 179.0 x 92.0 x 6.5 mm
Weight 212 g
Price  MRP ₹46,990/- (online stores: ₹44,990)