Sony teases the “next big thing”, could it be the Xperia Z Ultra successor?

by XB on 2nd June 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z Ultra


Next big thing Xperia Z UltraSony has just teased the following image along with the following comment: “Shh… do you want to know a secret? Stay tuned for the next big thing this season.” The image shows a very slender side profile of what looks like a new device. Given the play of words, Sony could very well be teasing the successor to the Xperia Z Ultra, or could it be called the Xperia Z2 Ultra? Who knows at this stage, but hopefully we’ll hear more details soon.


All we can make out from the image is Sony’s signature power button, a volume rocker and dedicated camera button. The buttons appear to sit towards the right of the frame, rather than the middle, although this may be down to the angle of the picture. If you notice anything else, please let us know in the comments below.

Next big thing Xperia Z Ultra_2

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  • stev21

    Oh my..can’t wait..Xperia z ultra 2..:-)

  • qwerty

    Please be Z2U…..

  • Kimmy Stylelove

    Xperia Z Double Extra :D

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    O that was almost kept under the curtains… :D

  • JustinRichman

    Looks similar to the metal-frame which was leaked as a part of the Z3 a few weeks ago. So may there will be no Z3 in August. I would appreciate this cause i ordered the Z2 today ;)

  • 8oldemar
  • m sacha

    The phone is so huge they couldn’t hide it from the photo

  • Abdul Ghani

    hope they put flash

  • Z3…

    While I am kinda hoping to see the Z3… Dat size~ T_T

    And they did specifically mentioned: “Next BIG thing”

  • Hamed Azizi

    As DoomLord tweeted That may be Z3 Ultra.

  • jag

    WOAH!!!! this is what im waiting for!

  • Amir

    sony just confirmed its the next ultra = “the next BIG thing”.

  • nobita

    Oh wait what

  • ahmad

    Love to hear this waiting for long time

  • EA ZU

    i wish that Xperia Z2 Ultra’s the 2nd flagship for 2014.

  • Mahinthan So

    I’m still stay tuned for Xperia ZR kitkat update.. Sorry i have whine for this.
    About this picture I feel the women is sharp and the phone is out of focus

  • X Z2 U

    looking forward to meet you Z2U

  • naru

    Judging by the placement of the lock button and volume rocker, it seems to be a mobile phone and not a tablet. Also down the bottom there is a skinny shutter key. The finish on the frame looks to be shinny rather than matte. If it is the Xperia z Ultra 2 then these are my predicted specs:

    Similar dimension maybe slimmer body( a new take on design for Q2 smart devices)

    Larger capacity battery, 3500mah

    Faster processor, SD 801, hopefully 805

    Ram, 3gb

    camera, 13mp with flash( yay! :D ) hope they include 4k recording, but highly doubt it ( heat issues)

    Please 5mp front facing!

    screen, 6.4′ or bigger ips(live color, x-reality)

    resolution, Full HD, or QHD

    stylus, pen and pencil input

    Waterproof, IP58

    Lighter chasis, under 212g

    Internal storage, 16, 32gb

    speaker, stereo speakers

  • Yeah, that’s also my guess: Xperia Z2U :0

  • nalab1

    I think that the “NEXT BIG THING” from Sony should be SORTING OUT ALL OF THE BUGS IN THE 4.4.2 ROM..in the Z1… Such as bluetooth – u/s, camera – u/s… I could go on but….

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    So umm, its going to be 6 feet? Since it looks taller than the model.

  • Mac

    “If you notice anything else, please let us know in the comments below.”
    Well I believe there is a girl in a red dress 2 :-P

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    This was the metallic frame which had leaked, saying it’d be used on Z3. But nope, just look closely, its the exact same metallic frame. ;)

  • Just shove a 32gb internal memory in it, and a flash, then i’m in..

  • Jatin Rungta

    you mad bro? watch brain games. See the distance ratio

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    I know that, I’m just cracking a pun. :p

  • Shubham

    It should be xperia z2 ultra!! If this happens to be z3.. people who bought z2 will start crying!! Surely the metal shinny frame looks kinda cheap.. and did anyone notice that the metal frame is not in proper proportions.. width wise!!

  • Amir

    count on sony to bring A design. i wouldn’t be worried and it’s definitely not z3 since no company will tease a device let alone a flagship months before announcement (IFA). it is definitely the next ultra or a mini tablet. i bet the next ultra. sony already confirmed its a big device “the next big thing”.

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  • fox

    Curved back? Kinda like ZL but thinner and maybe rounder.

  • jag

    the hardware specs dont matter anymore because every flagships have them now and somehow already common and presently sony is one of the leader in terms of specs (thanks for catching up!). what i hope now is that they will put a good software in it like in the note series so it could maximize the use of the screen (assuming it’s the Z Ultra successor).

  • Mohammed Khired

    more like Z1U….

    should be

  • rjavc
  • Mohammed Khired

    kill your self…

    or see a shrink..

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    QHD is more likely… Becoz that make more sense than putting it to a 5″ inchers… !!!

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  • Olexii Kuzniuk

    Z2 ultra

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Not to worry about the display though, It does comes with 6 months accidental cover :D

  • valentino

    but the device thinness looks thicker than xperia z ultra. in the picture..
    and if this is xperia z ultra 2… I am ready to sell my note 3 XD

  • valentino

    it looks thicker than z ultra.. but.
    that power button design style…
    only Z ultra have that power button style take a look at it..
    if this is the new Z2 ultra I’m ready to sell my note 3..

  • Max

    “She’s a slave to ryyyythmmmmm!!” ?
    Can’t wait to see what this phone looks like! Sony did a great job this last year. This Z2 Ultra (?) seems so thin! At first I didn’t want a phone as big as the ZU, ben now that I have the SBH 52, maybe I could consider buying such a big phone.

  • zaid

    we want xperia play with xperia z2u specs

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    Can’t wait the Xperia Z2 Ultra!!!

  • tositem

    You know, i’ve been dreaming a gaming accesory that makes Xperia Z Ultra turns into gaming device. With its large screen and specs, it should be. But… Blah!

  • roeshak

    For me the size of this device is the thing to watch out for. Sony devices are just getting way too big.
    Imagine if it’s the z3 coming literally months after the z2’s wide availability lol. That’ll certainly shake a few people up. For my money, I doubt Sony will launch another flagship phone this year.
    The z2 compact with a 4.7 inch 1080p panel and the z2 ultra seem the best way to go for the second half of 2014.
    Sony have a lot of work to do slimming down bezels and I think they should give themselves a year to work on that before releasing another flagship phone.

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  • jag

    DUALSHOCK 3 or 4?

  • Vitali

    For me, it looks like another version of Xperia Tablet 7/8 inches..
    I think it’s too big for Z Ultra successor..

  • i am dissapointed that they are keeping the weird frame colors being silver in the middle and blueish purple around and lastly black plastic

    i wanted a pure black frame the z ultras frame was perfect completely perfect infact the phone was perfect too bad it was too big

  • Professor X

    New and new and new and new hardwares but so suck at software and updating. This why Sony and many Japanese companies are going down each day, sorry but in this era the software is boss!

  • 12

    hehe………..

  • dubaiboy

    I’m sure the lady is wearing black undies. I can see it from the distance..

  • ShinOrochiX

    What would be *big* for us current Sony users would be if Sony have stable android updates & 4.4 (for SP). ;-)

  • Amir

    yes. by comparing, the device look to be 7.5-8mm thin. i bet the reason for this is because they want to get z2 camera sensor inside.

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  • zymo

    No high-end smartphone before Q3/2014. This could be the 8″ Xperia Tablet.

  • valentino

    let’s hope it is only 7mm thin.. only 0.5mm thicker than z ultra..
    but let’s hope that is really xperia z ultra 2..
    if that is xperia tablet z3 and another xperia z3 i will skip it and stay with my note 3.

  • spade

    Please put a bigger batteries and LED flash…

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  • AsadMulla

    give the guy a break. its obviously a joke

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  • goldenblls

    The image is taken by a beach. So it might also be IP rated.

  • Jiyeon90

    The .761 firmware fixed all the bugs for me!

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  • amanda

    U sucks ok tge z2 is a
    wesome

  • amanda

    Its the Z3 <3 again sony magic <3

  • nalab1

    Tried that and still had problems with the bluetooth not downloading the phonebook to the car audio system… It downloads the call logs and I can use the handsfree but no phonebook.. Everything was fine on 4.2.2 but after that it had problems… Especially on 4.3.. Nothing worked on 4.3 at all…

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  • Battal Aljadei

    it’s Z2 Ultra with it’s 7″ display combined with white magic, well done Sony
    let’s hope see same technology in the next flagship .

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  • ahmed khan

    it gonna be that mysterious phone with zero bezel

  • SonyXperiaBug

    Xperia Z2 compact ^^

  • Cute

    Compact? AH ha~! You’re so cute! :)

    The next BIG thing’s a compact =D

  • =)

    You do realise that there are many out there who hate the touchwiz UI because of all the bloatware. While some are useful, most are just sitting there taking up RAM and storage space.

    I think Sony is trying to strike a balance by giving us a blank slate and let us choose ourselves what kind of apps we would want to use on the phone.

    That being said, those who are not tech savy/knowledgeable enough to go search for said apps on the playstore would probably just pick up Samsung’s note series that just has everything installed for them.

  • jag

    Dont get me wrong. I hate touchwiz UI!! It’s so cluttered with everything it makes me dizzy. What i’m suggesting is the notes taking side like the one they introduced in note 3. That could be very useful and very helpful.

  • SonyXperiaBug

    Whatever… Those fellas who made the “DOTA” game character named “TINY” with an ability to transform himself larger than any character in the game. So does the “BIG THING” = “Compact” or maybe “BIG THING” in a compact body makes sense? Happy?

  • Jumbo

    I laughed out loud when I saw this comment LOL~ But one things for sure, instead of 6 feet, the phone is flat chested compared to the model!

  • Vincentius Phang

    WTH, its definitely a joke dude

  • JG

    You guys are making my day! LOL!!!

  • JG

    When did you get the.761 firmware? `

  • doom guy

    You told him to kill himself just because he didn’t get the joke!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU….. SERIOUSLY!!!!????

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  • doom guy

    I hope it has the new 805 processor. Since the Z Ultra was one the first phones to feature the 800 processor.

  • Tech Gospel

    Is this the new T3?

  • Jiyeon90

    I got it from xda, some regions got it a couple days ago

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  • Mark

    That’s exactly what I was going to say… Definitely the same leaked part. It looks like i’d imagined unfortunately… still incredibly angular.

  • AsadMulla

    It turns out its simply the Xperia T3

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  • nalab1

    What bugs did you have exactly?

  • valentino

    So SONY Have Been Playing DOTA nowadays to have that concept idea? Brilliant..

  • valentino

    SONY Make.Believe! Plot.Twist!
    T-T I want Z Ultra 2..

  • Mohammed Khired

    “or see a shrink..”

    there’s always an option , beside there’s nothing with suicide if it’s gonna end his misery

  • It’s a new ultra, compare with the normal z2, the size of the buttons seems the same but the distance is greater on this new image, which should mean bigger phone.

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