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Sony Teases Picture of a Very Slim Device, Calls It “The Next Big Thing”

In a move that is sure to make Samsung lawyers start drafting up a lawsuit, Sony released a picture teasing us with a new device this morning. Apparently, Sony has “the next big thing” this season, and this is our first look at it. 

The teaser picture is just that, a tease. We do not get so see much of this new device, but we can make out what seems to be a power button, maybe a volume rocker and what could be a SIM card slot. It definitely looks like a mobile device, not one of the many other products that Sony produces, but that’s also where it is interesting.

Sony just announced the Xperia Z2 in February at Mobile World Congress. Could we be looking at a new variant of the Z2? Maybe a Z2 Compact? Possibly a Z2 Ultra? A full-sized Z2 tablet already exists and the Z2 itself is already a whopping 5.2″, so a Note-like device would have a hard time fitting in as well. Right now we will just have to wait and see what Sony has in store for us.

What is your best guess for this mysterious device?

Via: Sony
  • Samsung had their chance with the next big with the s4. That was a fail in design and inspiration. Then they got a second chance with design and inspiration with the s5. They failed that too. It’s time to give up the mantle until they put up.

  • Trevor

    Sony’s in the clear. Samsung’s lawyers are already tied up with Apple.

  • Jesse Torres

    That power button is more than half way down the device. I think it’s gunna be a big device. Ultra sound about right. Really hoping for a compact tho.

  • Mark

    Except I’ll never buy a Sony again after the disaster that the Z1 was for me.

  • S.Ober

    Lady in the RED dress represent Verizon?

    • Manbearpig

      If there is a god that’s what it means! There has been way to much chatter of a Sony phone on verizon. Maybe this or Z2

    • aQuickBit

      I agree….well… I hope.

  • Clint O

    What ever it is,it won’t be available state side..or if it is, it won’t be anything we want

  • Dave

    Sony tries so hard it’s almost cute.

  • TynanDeRosa

    Z2s for T-Mobile.

  • Isn’t this Samsung’s Moto??

  • Kavin Nguyen

    They probably just moved it to the bezels

  • Tristan the Marine

    Well, the whole surface pro/windows tablet-no-laptop-no-just-kidding-tablet thing is taking off. Maybe looking at another one of those? For some reason I get this idea that the thinness combined with the vertical size of the device pictured indicates a larger device, something more monitor sized.

  • John Christensen

    7″-8″ Z2 Tablet.

  • T_Dizzle

    Is Samsung going to be the new Apple when it comes to lawsuits…

  • “The next big thing” that won’t be coming to America

  • Stop making phones thinner and thinner, and start including larger batteries!

  • Rezin

    Z2 ultra?!?!…cannot wait

  • nerdydesi

    I would love a Z2 Ultra on Verizon! 🙁

  • Andre Winters

    I’ll take a Z2 compact, please and thanks

  • Shane Redman

    Who’s going to have “The next average thing” so Kellen and the average-sized, 1-handed-user community can have something…

  • Ryan N

    Is there really anybody still complaining about the thickness of their smartphones?

    Let’s be real, .0001% of the smart phone demographic is waiting for a credit card thin phone.

    IMHO, any thinner than the average today would be awkward to hold, use. etc…

    • Ryan N

      use any space saved by thinner displays and whatnot to beef up batteries.

      there will be no complaints.

      “I wish my phone had a shorter battery life!” exclaimed noone ever.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The more massive screens get the more they’ll need to cut down on size in different areas. It’s almost mandatory that they do so, not necessarily a selling point I think.

      • Ryan N

        Architecturally speaking, you’re exactly right. But then again, how big of a screen do we need. Just north of 5″ is the most I would feel to be convenient in a screen. As the line between phone and tablet screens blurs as well as larger tablets and small televisions there becomes on ugly mess of Phabelvisions.


        • Ryan N

          But I advise you wait 3 weeks after initial launch. The phabelvision prime is coming.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    The NEXT BIG THING, is already here SONY!. . .Damn it! 2 years ago it was here.


  • Daistaar

    New Sony Door! Finally!

  • bkosh84

    The “Next Big Thing” available everywhere accept the United States.

    • kali bred

      Except* there I helped grammar Nazi strikes lol :p

  • sagisarius

    It’s clearly the obelisk from 2001 a Space Odyssey…. some monkeys are about to go crazy.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Monolith phone? As long as it makes me smarter lol

  • Bryan Mills

    If it’s not available on Verizon, F U Sony.

    • Guy Pierce

      Should be the other way around FYI!

      • Bryan Mills

        F em All!

      • moew

        If it’s not avail on Sony, FU VZW? That sounds really strange Guy Pierce.

        • Guy Pierce

          What I mean is that it’s not the manufactures fault that a carrier won’t carry their device

    • martyjones100

      Yeah, my best guess..won’t be on Verizon. Isn’t that a “Verizon problem” though? Or what, Sony doesn’t put LTE in their phones?

      • Bryan Mills

        The Z2 has the proper LTE bands, but they need Verizon to offer up CDMA. It work’s on all other carriers. Except Sprint/VZW

        • michael arazan

          Verizon still hasn’t released the other sony phone yet it was supposed to get. They almost never sell 2 top tier devices and sell them at the same time from the same company, been that way for years I’ve noticed.

        • TynanDeRosa

          No they don’t, Verizon is moving away from CDMA. They’d probably be okay with a device that’s pure LTE/AWS-1

      • Dave

        Come on man, this whole LTE thing isn’t really going to catch fire anyway. LoL

    • aQuickBit

      Girl wearing red dress in the background…Verizon coloring…VZW usually called “Big Red”…maybe? I can only hope.

  • Shane Redman

    a Z2 that will be widely available in the US?

    • Tony Byatt
      • Shane Redman

        oh…..i’m sorry i’m sorry…I meant on a wider variety of US carriers. But thanks!

        • Tony Byatt

          Just thought you may be interested…I think it ships from Houston…

  • Guy Pierce

    Is already here… LG G3!!!