Sony has announced yet another phone, the 6-inch T2 Ultra. The screen is in the Xperia Z Ultra range, but it is said to cost less due to it having lower specs than its Z series brother.
It is said to have a 6-inch 720p LCD screen, with a 1.4GHz Quad-Core chipset and 1GB RAM. The chipset hasn’t been specified, but it’s likely to be the Snapdragon 400. There is 8GB internal memory which can be expanded via microSD card. On the back is a 13MP camera with Exmor RS sensor and a 1.1MP camera with Exmor R sensor on the front. The relatively large 3000mAh battery should last a few days under moderate use.
Sony will have the new handset available in two variants, a single SIM and dual SIM version, which will be available in black, white and purple colors. The price has not yet been revealed, but given the specs and the price of the Xperia Z Ultra, it shouldn’t be more than £400.
HTC has launched today its mid-range Desire 500 handset and is available at the Carphone Warehouse website. It appears that Carphone Warehouse has exclusivity over the white version, and will also sell the Desire 500 in the standard black.
The Desire 500 comes with a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera with HTC’s ImageChip tech. Looking on the front side we can see a 4.3-inch display having a 800 x 480-resolution and a 217 ppi. The handset comes with 4GB of internal stroage, expandable via microSD by up to 64GB. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and as you might expect, the Desire 500 runs HTC’s Sense UI, with the same BlinkFeed home screen reader found on high-end HTC phones.
Carphone Warehouse online store is selling the HTC Desire 500 at on-contract prices starting from £15 per month, and a very reasonable SIM-free price of £199.99. Anyone interested should head on over here for more details on prices and availability.