With the high-end smartphone market all taken care of by the massive Xperia Z Ultra, slightly smaller Z1 and petite Z1 Compact, it’s time for Sony to turn its attention towards folks on tighter budgets also looking for the best their money can get.
Enter the Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra dual, which, apart from the number of SIM cards they can accommodate, are identical twins in terms of hardware and software. The pair targets emerging markets and is bound to roll out in China, the Middle East and Africa over the next few weeks, likely followed by Europe in time for the cherry blossoms.
No words on exact pricing yet, however Sony seems to hint the phablets won’t exceed €400 ($545), which is more than fair for what the T2 Ultra duo has to offer.
Powered by quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPUs, the 6-inchers sport Triluminos 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution displays coming in at 245 ppi pixel density. Sounds like middling specs (at best) so far, but get this, they pack top-notch 13 MP rear-facing cameras, husky 3,000 mAh batteries and support 4G LTE and NFC.
Not bad for a couple of mid-rangers, plus, despite their size and cells, the T2 Ultras tip the scales at a measly 172 grams and measure 7.65 mm in thickness. Such a shame you only get 1 GB RAM and 8 GB built-in storage (4.8 gigs user available), albeit at least there’s microSD support.
Oh, and on the software side of things, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean runs the show. Not quite up to date, but again, if these things target the mid-end niche, they’re pretty damn solid in my book.
Via [Sony Mobile]