Xperia Z Ultra.

Phones 4u confirms plans to stock device in the UK, Amazon.de pre-order pricing appears

Following yesterday's global announcement, we're starting to hear details of retailers' plans for Sony's latest smartphone/tablet hybrid, the Xperia Z Ultra. The 6.44-inch beast will be offered through Phones 4u, the retailer has confirmed, making P4u the second major UK player to hop aboard Sony the Z Ultra train. Yesterday Three UK said it'd carry  the device upon release.

Meanwhile the first SIM-free prices are starting to emerge, and Amazon Germany is listing the device for pre-order at €679 (£575, $884). An eye-watering European pre-order price isn't entirely unexpected considering the phone's laundry list of high-end specs. The Ultra includes Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 800 chip, a new "Triluminos" 1080p display from Sony, waterproof and dust-resistant credentials and a glass-backed chassis. A €679 or £575 launch-day price would put Sony's latest on equal footing with the Samsung Galaxy S4, which launched at £579.99 in the UK.

A global launch is scheduled to take place sometime in Q3, but there's no firm release date just yet. If you're not yet acquainted with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, check out our hands-on impressions from yesterday's launch event.

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Source: Amazon.de via: XperiaBlog, Phones 4u

 
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Alex is there plans to do a review in this phone. In particular by you*? I'd really like to hear more about this device. I know a lot off folks said the note 2 is too big, but for me this device is just right. I'm kind of feeling that the ultra is too big,I would love to hear your thoughts.

* You do the best reviews .

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It's a nice phone..but me thinks Samsung still better specs for Note 3

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I really wish this was cheaper. Not because it would make sense for it to be cheaper (given specs and sony) but because I would love to be able to pick up one of these babies for myself. Almost a thousand dollars on a phone hurts pretty badly

Seems a bit odd saying this but I won't buy this $884 phone, not because of the price, but because I can't use it as a torch.

I'm definitely keen on a phablet though, so I'll wait and see what the maxed out HTC One looks like.

There will be Bluetooth handset accessory answers phablet calling woes, so you don't have to hold the phone to your face