Sony starts teasing its 'next big thing,' likely Xperia Z2 Ultra

Sony has taken to social media to begin promoting its next smartphone, likely the Z2 Ultra.

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Sony plays it coy with upcoming smartphone. Sony

Sorry, Samsung. It looks like Sony has co-opted the term "next big thing" for now. Sony has taken to its blog and social media accounts to tease its next smartphone, likely the Sony Xperia Z2 Ultra, a successor to last year's Xperia Z1 Ultra.

What do we know about the device? Officially, nothing, except that it has a power button, a volume rocker, and a camera.

Considering we're talking about "big" things, we might look for a large-size screen, somewhere around 6.5 inches.

Precedent is another good reason why this phone is probably the Z2 Ultra. It was about this time last year when Sony unveiled the Z1 Ultra, its largest Android phone ever. As a plus-sized take on the Xperia Z1, it launched only a few months after the flagship. Sony will probably follow suit for its current model, the Xperia Z2.

Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Z2 is a hardware-lover's dream. Details include a 2.5GHz series Snapdragon quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and 3,200mAh battery. Toss in a killer 20.7-megapixel camera and Triluminos display, and you've got one of the year's best devices.

Assuming Sony takes the same path this year, we could see an announcement before June is out.

 

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