In the beginning of the year 2013, Sony made a big splash by showcasing its flagship smartphones Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. There have been some news reports that suggest Sony is working on a phablet, which has been codenamed ‘Togari’.
Now a fresh report by VR-Zone is suggesting that this device is likely to be named Xperia ZU. Furthermore, Sony has already sent out invitations for an event that is taking place in Germany on June 25 and the website believes that this phablet will be launched there.
As per previous rumours, Sony Togari is expected to come with 6.44-inch full-HD display with pixel density of about 342ppi. Apart from this, it is touted to come with X-Reality Engine and an upgraded Mobile Bravia Engine 2. This phablet is rumoured to be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 or 800 processor.
Earlier news reports had suggested that the device will come with a 13-megapixel camera but now the report suggests that this smartphone will come with an 8-megapixel shooter. The reason for the switch is being attributed to the shortage of the camera module.
Just like the Sony Xperia Z, this phablet is expected to come with IP58 certification, which means this will be another waterproof and dust proof device.
Sony Xperia ZU, if and when it launches, will be the first phablet by the Japanese company and it is expected to compete head on with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy Note II and Huawei Ascend Mate. Asus too has entered into phablet arena with Asus FonePad Note FHD6. This phablet sports a 6-inch, 1080p Super IPS+ display along with 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor and 2GB of RAM.