Sony’s latest flagship Xperia Z1 may be taking all the plaudits as the company’s best smartphone to date, but let’s also not forget its larger brother, the Xperia Z Ultra. Launched in Malaysia back in August, the 6.44-inch phablet was one of the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset. Unfortunately, the current version in the market, currently retailing at RM2299, only supports up to 3G networks. Rumours have stated that an LTE variant will make its way in the months after, and so it has been proven.
Sony Mobile Malaysia will be bringing in the LTE variant of the Xperia Z Ultra this week, and will be available in Malaysia from October 17. Interestingly, the retail price will be cheaper than the 3G variant at launch at RM2199. As for the internal hardware, the LTE variant of the Xperia Z Ultra remains the same as the 3G version: 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 6.44-inch Full HD Triluminos display encased in a IP58-rated chassis for water and dust resistance.
On top of that, Sony is also extending an exclusive entertainment promotion for the Xperia Z Ultra. Every purchase of the Xperia Z Ultra LTE from October to December 2013 will entitle new owners to three months of free unlimited music streaming powered by Akazoo that will be preloaded in the device. Also, the preloaded Xperia Privilege app also allows users to download up to six movies for free from November 1 until December 31 2013.
For more information on the new Sony Xperia Z Ultra LTE, head on to Sony Malaysia’s product page here.