The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is a big phone. I don't mean to make any predictions about its popularity—I mean it's physically very big. The C5 Ultra is a 6-inch device, but the display goes all the way to the edges. Sony is also making a note of the 13MP front-facing camera with flash, but you might struggle to hold onto this monster of a phone while taking a selfie.

This device is a bit less powerful than the "super mid-range" Xperia M5 that was also just announced. I guess we can call this one regular mid-range. Here's what it's packing.

  • SoC: 64-bit MediaTek MTK6752 Octa-core processor (1.7 GHz)
  • Display: 6” Full-HD (1920x1080 pixels)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB plus microSD card
  • Cameras: Main camera 13 MP, Front camera 13 MP
  • Battery 2930mAh
  • Measurements: 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm, 187g
  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Networks: GSM, UMTS, LTE (varies by market)

Most of the specs are a step down from the M5, like the old MediaTek ARM chip and only 2GB of RAM. The real selling point of this phone is the giant screen. Well, the battery is notable too. Sony says it will run for two days easily and can play video for almost 8 hours.

Like the M5, this device will be released in emerging markets in the coming weeks. We don't have a price, but I imagine it'll be cheaper than the M5. No news regarding North American availability. We've got the full, unabridged specs of the device here.