What’s the difference between a smartphone and a tablet? According to Sony, it may be as simple as the ability to make calls or surf the web over mobile broadband.
While the Xperia Z Ultra is a bit smaller than most Android tablets, it’s closer in size to a Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire than it is to an iPod touch, so it makes sense to call it a tablet.
It’s also got the specs of a pretty decent tablet, including a 6.4 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.2 software.
Sony says the tablet should get up to 7 hours of battery life when playing videos, 6.5 hours when surfing the web over WiFi or up to 100 hours of music playback time. The tablet measures 7″ x 3.6″ x 0.26″ and weighs about 7.5 ounces.
Like its smartphone counterpart, the Xperia Z Ultra tablet also has a waterproof and dustproof case with little doors covering most ports.
Sony plans to sell the tablet for about $500 in Japan. There’s no word on if or when it’ll be available in other regions.