Sony recently unveiled its large-screen smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra featuring a 6.4in full HD TRILUMINOS display for mobile powered by X-Reality for mobile engine. The manufacturer is yet to announce the price as well as the definite release date for the new device but promised that it will be launched globally from Q3.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The Xperia Z Ultra to be released globally in the Q3. Sony

Followed by the official announcement, Sony Netherland has revealed the European price for the Xperia Z Ultra. The new handset carries a price tag of €719, which is approximately £610.

Three is one of the first UK networks to confirm that it will be stocking the device and interested consumers can register for further update on its site. Other UK retailers are yet to announce their price deals for the handset.

Meanwhile UK's largest independent mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse has listed the device on its site and has requested prospective buyers to register for the device.

As for the release, the retailer has noted that the Xperia Z Ultra is expected to be available sometime in September.

The waterproof and dust-resistant, Xperia Z Ultra is powered by Snapdragon 800 chip featuring a quad-core processor, with each core running at clock speed up to 2.2GHz. It will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.

Besides, the Xperia Z Ultra features an eight megapixel rear-camera with Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, which is as claimed is the first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for videos and photos. The device also has a two megapixel front camera.

Like company's flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z and the 10.1in Xperia Tablet Z, 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 power hungry apps whenever the screen is off and stats them up again when the screen is turned on.

The Xperia Z Ultra isNFC-enabled handset and supports 4G LTE network speeds. As Sony boasts, the Xperia Z Ultra is ultra-slim, featuring a thickness of 6.5mm only, and a lightweight handset weighing just 212g. The device will be available in three colour variants: black, white and purple.

Update: Sony Xperia Z Ultra at £600 now on pre-order in UK