The Wi-Fi only version of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is launched in Japan after the early leaks through the benchmark tests. Sony has priced this one at 52000 Yen, which is around USD 500 and that is a price which Sony can argue about as a reasonable one, as the company just took out the SIM connectivity, but there is no compromise for the other specifications, and it would still rock the same 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8074) processor and the 6.4-inch 1080p display.
The Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi only would be available starting this week in the Japanese market, and Sony hasn’t made any announcements about the plan to sell this device in the International market.
The second version of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra isn’t far away, as it has hit the benchmarks and that is supposedly going to be a Wi-Fi only version of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and nothing different. Sony might be bringing this into the scene by the fall.
According to the details found on the AnTuTu benchmark, the new Sony Xperia Z Ultra tablet could be a Wi-Fi only and Sony is considering removal of the mobile data connectivity, and there are even rumors that although the new phablet might have the cellular connectivity, there won’t be any 4G LTE radio which was present in the original Xperia Z Ultra. This means the users might be able to make calls and also send and receive text messages, but the internet connectivity is where it would not offer the same, good for those who wanted to save the costs and use the Internet only through Wi-Fi.
According to G4games, there was a similar device which passed through the US Federal Communications Commission in November, and thus the launch could be anytime soon. Sony has been having a good list of devices in the recent past, with the waterproof gadgets such as the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and now at the CES, they launched the powerful but small Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which is surely going to be one of the best for the year 2014.
The other details are all the same with the new Xperia Z Ultra, as we see a 1080p 6.44-inch screen, and a quad-core processor with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, and it would be the same camera module in the device. The positive here would be the pricing, which we expect to go down quite well, as you aren’t seeing any other upgrade, and the change in connectivity could take the price to at least a $100-150 down. We are hoping to see this during the MWC 2014, but let’s see if Sony has any other plans.