By Alexandra Burlacu | Jun 07, 2013 11:38 AM EDT
The rumored Sony Togari may in fact be called the Sony Xperia Zu and may launch on June 25 as a water- and dustproof supersized phone.
The Sony Xperia Zu, previously dubbed Togari, will be the company's first phablet device. Smartphones with massive displays (or phablets) are growing increasingly popular and so we aren't surprised that the rumored Sony phablet is rumored to boast a huge 6.44-inch display.
A new report from VR-Zone, citing unnamed "insiders" familiar with Sony's plans, claims the Sony Xperia ZU name is the final commercial name and reveals some new details about the device. The phablet will reportedly boast a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, but the camera will have an 8-megapixel sensor, as a 13-megapixel one posed some difficulties.
The Xperia ZU will also allegedly sport a massive 6.44-inch Full HD display with Triluminous technology for richer colors, as well as an X-Reality Engine image processor. The VR-Zone report further notes that Sony's new phablet will have an IP58 certification just like the 4.5-inch Xperia ZR handset, which means it will be waterproof and dustproof.
Considering that Sony launched its recent devices with waterproof and dustproof capabilities, the IP58 certification claim for the Xperia ZU/Togari phablet makes sense. More durable, ruggedized devices are also gaining popularity and seem to be a hot trend nowadays. Sony already has several waterproof devices and Samsung recently announced a rugged version of its current flagship, called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
Sony is yet to announce the existence of Xperia ZU and it remains unclear at this point when this will happen. The company does, however, have an event scheduled for June 25-26 and there's a good chance the new Sony phablet will make its debut at that event.
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