Sony will soon release a version of the Xperia Z Ultra in Japan that lacks a mobile baseband radio. This means the Android-powered device will not be a cell phone, but rather, an extra-small tablet.
And the fact that this same product appeared in a recent filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fueled speculation that it will be released in the U.S.
The tablet version of the Xperia Z Ultra is going to sport a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8074 processor and a 1080p, 6.4-inch display. Other device specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of memory, expandable via a microSD slot, a 3,000 mAh battery, and an 8MP camera. Like the phone version, it’s going to be waterproof.
In Japan, it will sell for around $500.