The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4-inch screen, which is dangerously close to the the tablet side of things. Apparently Sony agrees – a new version of the Xperia Z Ultra has been announced in Japan that does away with the cellular connectivity. Now it's just a tiny tablet instead of a monstrously huge phone.

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Other than the removal of the cellular radios, this looks to be the exact same device. That means it packs a Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, and it's water-resistant. That big screen is 1920x1080 as well. That puts it a little under tablets like the Nexus 7, but it's just a little smaller and more manageable (for a tablet, not a phone). It looks like this device will still have the mic and earpiece, though, so VoIP calling could still be on the menu.

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There's no word on whether or not the WiFi-only Z Ultra will come to the US. For right now, it's a Japan-exclusive and costs about 52,000 yen, or $500.

[Sony Japan, Sony Store via Engadget]