Sony's phablet ambitions were exposed last week when details emerged of the massive 6.44in Xperia ZU – previously known as the Togari – which apparently is set to be unveiled within the next couple of weeks.
And we can believe it too, as today another splurge of specs have emerged, repeating that June 25 launch date and revealing that the Xperia ZU will emulate the Galaxy Note series by supporting stylus stylings.
Thanks to ePrice [translated], we can reveal the Xperia ZU (the U stands for Ultra, incidentally) won't come with a stylus supplied, we're told, but will work just fine with third-party efforts.
That implies that stylus support is less of a key feature than with the Samsung, so possibly there won't be much by way of tablet-optimised apps like with the S-Pen stuff on the Note.
There's plenty more, too. That 6.44in display will be a full HD panel – we'd expect no less – while a Snapdragon 800 processor running at a speedy 2.2GHz will run the show on the inside, supported by 2GB of RAM.
The 16GB of on-board storage is expandable, and you get a 8MP Exmor RS/1.3MP Exmor R camera combo.
Pretty serious stuff, and luckily Sony realises as much and is shoehorning in a decent 3,000mAh battery to power it all.
Sounds impressive, and we look forward to hearing more on the 25th, and on the Xperia ZU's likely European unveiling in Paris on July 4. But if Sony can keep the price reasonable – something it's often failed at doing in the past – it could have a big-screened winner on its hands.