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Sony's Xperia T2 Ultra is a lower priced alternative to the Xperia Z Ultra

By Simon Thomas on 14th January 2014

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony's high-end Xperia Z Ultra is one of the best phablets in the world having scored very highly on our list of the best phablets. However, it's £500 price-point makes the phablet inaccessible to many and that's where Sony's new Xperia T2 Ultra comes in.


The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is a more affordable version of Sony's Xperia Z Ultra that will be priced under 400 Euros (£339). It's been designed primarily for emerging markets and will be available in both single and dual-SIM variants.


The new phablet has a 6-inch 720p TRILUMINOS display with Mobile Bravia 2 engine and its slimline, lightweight design makes it the perfect device for entertainment on-the-go.


“Its large HD display will deliver big screen entertainment on the go whilst the efficiency of the design will allow it to remain the worlds most portable large screen smartphone.” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.


The phablet is just 7.6mm thick, weighs just 173g and impressively the display extends to within 2.5mm of the edge of the device, giving it a screen to phone size ratio of 73.6%. The Android-touting T2 Ultra is available in a choice of either Black, White or Purple.


Some sacrifices have been made with regard to the specification in order to keep down costs including making the smartphone out of a combination of plastic and aluminium, which has also meant that it isn't waterproof. While, there is no 4G LTE support and it's a less powerful device overall.


It's power is provided by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor which works in tandem with 4GB of RAM. Onboard storage weighs in at 8GB of RAM which can be expanded using microSD cards and the smartphone still supports NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G.


But Sony have still managed to pack-in a 'best-in-class' 13 mega-pixel with the best of Sony’s digital imaging technology and you also get a 1.1 mega-pixel front-facing camera for video calling. We know it'll be priced under 400 Euros, but we don't have a precise price-point at the current time.


We also don't know when it'll be available to buy or whether it'll be coming to the UK. As soon as get more information you'll be the first to know.


What do you think of the Xperia T2 Ultra? Are you interested in buying one or would you pay the extra for the higher-specced, waterproof Xperia Z Ultra with 4G support? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


Did you know that Sony have also unveiled a new music smartphone?

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