Sony has recently sent out an invite for an event that will be taking place on July 4th. The invite arrived as the standard 'save the date' style teaser, however there are a few details and hints included. Just to begin with, the invite is showing the side profile of the device that is expected to be announced, the Sony Xperia ZU. This handset is expected to arrive with a 6.44-inch display and if we are looking at the invite correctly -- it also appears as if it will have support for a stylus.
We are obviously going to have to wait until July 4th for the official confirmation from Sony, however in the meantime, it looks like some specs have leaked by way of the ePrice.com website. The handset is the Xperia ZU and is appears as if the U stands for Ultra. That would make sense given the 6.44-inch display, which will be IPS with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 342.
Other leaked specs include a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot (with support for cards up to 64GB in size), 3000 mAh battery, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with an Exmor RS sensor.
Looking back at the image and we can see what appears to be a thin profile. The handset is expected to arrive with a 6.5mm thickness. The image also shows what appears to be a headphone jack (on the side) as well as a power button, volume rocker, dedicated camera button and lanyard attachment.
Anyway, while things appear to be shaping up nicely in terms of a full set of specs and a complete look at the handset, we do have to remember that none of this is official until we hear direct from Sony. In the meantime, we have seen a few other leaked Sony Xperia ZU images and they can be seen in a previously published post.