Sony to bring the Xperia Z Ultra to Canada in October

Daniel Bader

September 9, 2013 11:33am

Update: We’ve been informed that the Xperia Z Ultra will only be coming to Canada in Black. There’s potential other colours will become available, but for launch it’ll be black. – ^IH

It may not be the company’s newest device, but Sony is officially bringing the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra smartphone/tablet combo to Canada in October.

Though no other details were given, it can be assumed based on the press photo the device will be available in black, white and Sony’s increasingly ubiquitous shade of purple. Straddling the definition of a smartphone, Sony managed to suck in the guts of the Ultra as much as possible, slimming it down to 6.5mm like a metal-and-glass pancake. It sports a 1080p Triluminos display, along with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP Exmor RS camera sensor (sans flash, unfortunately) and Sony’s large screen-optimized Android 4.2.2 skin.

With the North American market’s insatiable appetite for large devices going unabated, Sony aims to bring the hybrid category into the high-end. Samsung is already doing this in both the mid-range and flagship with its Galaxy Mega and Note series respectively, but Sony has reportedly made a splash in international markets with the Ultra, so we look forward to trying it ourselves.

No word on a specific release date, pricing or partner carriers, but we’ll update you as soon as we know.

  • silver_arrow

    Please be Telus… Telus needs a Sony phone. Bell has the Z and Rogers the ZL lets give Telus the Z Ultra

    • Brandon Roberts

      TELUS will not get this device, I can guarantee that.

    • Christopher Côté

      Im sure too

  • Sam Wiggans

    I don’t care about the Ultra, I really want the Z1 !!

    • silver_arrow

      Well good news the international one all models support Canada LTE and have pentaband H+

    • Canucks

      Note 3 is better. Just saying.

    • bartium

      Also Note 3 design looks cheap. Just saying.

    • DL1119

      i like both the Z ultra and note 3.

  • Dabora

    Too big, pass…

  • Major_Boom

    ZR Please. Hate huge screens

  • Dalex

    I’m all for large devices, but this is just impractical. You can’t even sit down with it in your pocket.

    • Humberto Giambrone

      You shouldn’t put phones in your pocket to begin with.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Unless your 6 foot 4 which north america has allot of compared to Asia. AKA bigger pants big pockets. Lets all remember that where all different and there is no best phone. Its a personal accesory that must fit the person 🙂 After all their all powered by qualcom 800 lol. Personaly I hope for no carrier exclusity. Stupid move for an emerging big player.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Unless your 6 foot 4 then it fits fine.

  • Raj Singh

    That’s awesome. I want to (and will) get the unlocked, carrier unbranded version so hopefully they will have it available at Sony but usually Sony Canada sells a locked version. Not cool. Regardless, I am really looking forward to having this and I’m glad it’s coming to Canada.

    • silver_arrow

      All the unlocked ones have pentaband so you will get at least 3G everywhere (that used WCDMA) With LTE they both support Canadian LTE (2 different Z Ultra models) If you want it to be better in Europe you probably want the C6833 model

  • Probably Complaining

    It’ll be this, the Note 3, or the yet-to-be-announced HTC One Max. I had the Dell Streak (back when people laughed at me), then the original Note. I kinda feel like 6.4″ is the natural progression.

    I hope Sony sells it unlocked.

  • Bri

    This thing is way too big to be carry around.
    Same with Galaxy Mega.
    Definitely won’t fit in my pocket without looking like I have a big boner.

  • socrateos

    I envy you, Canada. It is very hard to get Sony Xperia in US. I want to replace my two gadgets (iPhone and a Tablet) with just this one.


      There’s always the Note which isn’t as large or the Mega which is very close in size. I would add the Ascend Mate but I don’t think it has LTE.


    I want this so I can swap in the sim for Wind when I want to. I just hope Fido gets it so I can finally use my dollars to get it. There’s a chance seeing they already carry that line of phone.

  • B-Mac

    bring the Z1!!! I am sitting here with my money waiting to buy it when it is released!

    • B-Mac

      the Ultra has no flash for the camera btw….wtf were they thinking??? is this the original iphone?

  • nexus

    Please be unlocked with aws bands so I can use with wind mobile….

  • Kaero

    I look forward to seeing one of these on display. I’m at a toss up between the Z1 and Z Ultra right now and while I’m leaning towards the Z1, the Ultra having a release window is looking good. It’ll all come down to how massive I feel the thing really is. I’m pretty big myself so this could be good for me anyways.

  • Mike_from_Saskatoon

    This phone looks AMAZING. I love the fact that it can double as a tablet, and I won’t have to carry around a second device.

    I’m hoping that Bell & SaskTel get it. Telus’ new subscription plans are terrible, and Rogers is fine except that they have terrible coverage in Saskatchewan, which is where I live.

  • Matt

    I hope this comes to Videotron. If it doesn’t, the simple solution is to get the Note 3, sell it and order this from Negri. 😉

  • Pankit Bhadola

    Already got it through eBay… Couldn’t wait for it to be launched in Canada, given Sony’s fluke with Xperia Z and let me tell you its worth every dime you spend !!!!!

  • John Rem L. Demanoy

    when is z1 coming to canada?. i am really looking for it desperately!

  • 01011001001

    Got mine today through expansys, working great on Rogers.

    • sai

      does C6833 work on Rogers LTE?

    • 01011001001

      Yup it does.

    • sai

      is it full LTE or just partial?

    • sai

      can you take a screenshot and send it to me , to prove that C6833 works with rogers LTE

    • sai

      do you get full Rogers LTE network on C6833 model?

      is it full LTE or just partial?

      can you take a screenshot and send it to me , to prove that C6833 works with rogers LTE?

  • pelletier

    note three is shyet! i hope everyone gets a piece of the z1! i just want to know asap about who will carry it so i can get rid of this 9900! AHHHHHHh

  • Beeker

    Well I’m 6’5″ with big mongoloid hands so I can’t wait to get this. I thought my note 2 was big but now it seems to small at times. Looking forward to picking this up. Looks much higher quality than the note series and I loved my note 2, just sayin.