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Sony introduces giant waterproof Xperia Z Ultra phone to challenge Samsung

London, June 26 (ANI): Sony has launched a giant waterproof Android smartphone to challenge Samsung dominance of giant handsets.

According to the BBC, Director of Xperia marketing, Calum MacDougall said that at the moment, most consumers are looking at the Galaxy Note in the large-screen segment but their company is offering something that is really distinct with a stronger screen, greater portability, waterproofing and something different around the stylus and the pen.

The Xperia Z Ultra is bigger than Samsung’s galaxy Mega with 6.5mm (0.26in) thickness and has a 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p resolution screen with in-built software to upgrade lower definition videos and photos.

Sony also offers an optional bluetooth add-on which can be paired to the handset using NFC (near field communication) to make calls, view text messages or stream music and a battery offering up to 11 hours talk time or 120 hours of audio playback, a figure which Sony claims is a record.

Other companies like Huawei, Acer and Lenovo are seeking to challenge Samsung along with sony. (ANI)