Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Edition has been officially announced and joins the Galaxy S4 and HTC One GPE in Google’s official store. The since it’s a Google Play Edition smartphone the Xperia Z Ultra GPE brings stock Android 4.4 KitKat and it should receive firmware updates ahead of the standard model.
In terms of technical specifications, it doesn’t seem to be any differences between the Sony Xperia Z Google Play Edition Ultra and the standard model. The Xperia Z Ultra GPE is supposed to bring the Nexus experience on Sony’s 6.4-inch tablet, so it runs stock Android 4.4 KitKat, unaltered with the Japanese company’s interface or OEM apps. However, the Xperia Z Ultra GPE comes with a couple of Sony display tweaks that aren’t available on the likes of Galaxy S4 GPE or HTC One GPE.
The price of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition was set at $649, and, as you’ve guessed already, it’s GSM unlocked.
Just like the standard model, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE comes with a massive 6.4-inch Triluminos display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 324 ppi pixel density, while the processing tasks are handled by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. The technical specs list also includes 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of microSD-expandable storage, primary camera with 8 MP Exmor RS sensor, and a front-facing 2 MP camera.
Because it has to accommodate a 6.4-inch screen the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition is 179 mm tall, 92 mm wide and weighs 212 grams. Even though it sports a 3,000 mAh battery the Xpria Z Ultra GPE is only 6.5 mm thin, being one of the thinnest smartphones on the market.
You can order the Sony Xperia Z Ultra from Google Play at a price of $649 and it will be shipped to you in 1-2 days.