Check out the first images of the Xperia Z Ultra (codenamed Togari) being used with a pencil. By now we know that Sony is launching a 6.4-inch phablet on 25 June. We have confirmed reports of press conferences in Germany and Shanghai on that date, France will be holding a similar event on 4 July and we understand that there will also be a London event with details currently being finalised.
We have pored over the leaked specs and yesterday saw the official glimpse of the handset. Well now we have some photos showing the handset being used with a pencil. This reconfirms our previous speculation that the Xperia Z Ultra will support a new touch sensor allowing input from pretty much any pen/pencil/stylus.
The photos courtesy of ePrice show that the display is sensitive enough to recognise pencil input even through a piece of paper. The report also suggests there will be no built-in stylus like the Galaxy Note, arguing that it is not needed given that any input mechanism is supported. It seems that there will be customised versions of note-taking applications Evernote and Sketch provided, however we don’t know whether Sony will be providing other software to integrate the ‘pen’ experience more deeply.
ePrice reconfirm many of the specs we have already given (2.2GHz quad-core processor Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP Exmor RS camera, IP55/IP58 water resistance) but also says the handset will have a 3000mAh sealed battery capacity. We can’t wait to find out more.