With the G6 and Galaxy S8 this year, consumers were introduced to some very tall aspect ratios on mobile devices. The G6 uses an 18:9 aspect ratio, and the Galaxy S8 sports an 18:5.9, which are much taller than the usual 16:9 that most HD devices opt for.
Not to be outdone, a new leak has surfaced of Sony’s Xperia U Ultra which will reportedly go for a 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio. I personally use a 21:9 monitor, and don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely fantastic for productivity (and gaming) but that kind of height on a mobile device seems a little unwieldy. It’ll also have a 6.4-inch screen, which is just huge, even next to Samsung’s Galaxy S8+.
Other hardware includes a Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, and a Quick Charge 3.0-compatible 3,050mAh battery. Oh, and it’s IP68 certified, like most of Sony’s devices.
This is all just speculation at this point, and there’s no detail on price or release date, or if the device will actually even happen. With that being said, I’ve had really great luck with devices using Qualcomm’s 600-series CPUs, and I’m a very big fan of ultrawide resolutions, so this device certainly has my interest. I’d just worry that Sony will make this thing DOA with an insane price tag.
What are your thoughts on a 21:9 smartphone?