How's that new Google Play Edition Xperia Z Ultra? Pocket-stretchingly good, you say? The Z Ultra's massive frame might be an advantage in some regards, but it's a problem in others – Sony's QX10/QX100 lens cameras don't mount quite right. The company will be rectifying that with a new Z Ultra case that has an attachment for the lenses, so you can finally rest easy.


The hard case for the Z Ultra is very similar to the version for the Xperia Z that was released alongside the lens cameras. The case has only been announced in Hong Kong so far, but will probably worm its way out to other regions before long. The pricing is set at roughly $30, but then you have to buy the pricey lens camera to take advantage of it.


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  • jeffrey beck

    I think that the second generation of this product will really be outstanding. I hope by then they have worked out the connection bugs and figured out a way to to add a flash. I'll be watching for it.

    • Brad

      and make it cheaper

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Man if I was rich I'd order this and the lens right now. Ah well.

  • RH

    Perhaps this is the reason Sony saddled the Z Ultra with only a smaller MP count lens, with NO LED flash? They want everyone to pony up the $$$ to buy their snap on camera.

    • MR

      Pretty sure it's actually because they say that with the more light sensitive Exmor sensors, they "don't need" a flash on the phone. The Z Ultra isn't the first Sony phone to not have a flash.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    One word: flash?

    There could've been at least some kind of flash, just in case (no pun intended, perhaps taken literally would've been a good idea)...

  • Ahmed Haji

    That white/gold combination looks truly awesome !!

  • slurivariv

    Not sure any of you use the camera, but it needs NO flash (that I've come across in regular, non-professional, day-to-day use). I was actually very surprised with the quality of my low-light photos.