Sony's Xperia Z Ultra, featuring a 6.4in full HD TRILUMINOUS display powered by X-Reality for mobile, will arrive in the UK market on 13 September.
Several major UK retailers have announced pricing, and confirmed the release date.
Online retailer Clove UK is offering the SIM-free 16GB model of the Xperia Z Ultra for £599.99, including VAT. As the product page states, the retailer is currently taking pre-orders for the black and white models of the handset.
The Xperia Z Ultra is now up for pre-order at Handtec, which will sell the handset in all three colour variants: black, white and purple. Both white and black models carry a similar price tag of £611.99 (including VAT) whereas the purple variant is £12 cheaper, costing £599.99.
Amazon UK will also stock Sony's new large-screen smartphone. But Amazon UK customers will have to pay approximately £200 more than other retailers. The white edition of the Xperia Z Ultra is priced at £827.20 and the black model at £814.28. The price will no doubt drop significantly after launch.
Announced on 25 June, the waterproof and dust-resistant Xperia Z Ultra runs on a Snapdragon 800 chip, featuring a quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. The device will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.
It has an eight megapixel rear-camera with Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, which is claimed to be the first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for videos and photos. The device has a two megapixel front camera.
The Xperia Z Ultra also features Battery Stamina Mode, Sony's unique battery management technology which improves standby time up to four times or more by closing the power-hungry apps when the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is turned on. It is an NFC-enabled handset and supports 4G LTE network speeds.
Watch Sony's advance promotion for the new smartphone below: