Leaked pictures of Sony's Xperia ZU or Togari have appeared showing the phone in all its 6.44-inch glory. Blurring the lines between the world of 7-inch tablets and mega-sized smartphones, the ZU is said to be the next device from Sony's revised smartphone wing.

The ZU's name is all to do with its size. Currently the Xperia Z boasts a 5-inch 1080p screen, the "U" in the Xperia ZU stands for ultra, hence the ultra-big 6.44-inch screen. The phone is likely being planned to take on Samsung's own Galaxy Note 3, which will no doubt boast a fairly beefy screen.

The phone is said to be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will use a Full HD 1080p display, just like the Xperia Z. Expect a quad-core processor inside as well. Whether or not it is waterproof and dustproof like the Xperia Z remains to be seen.

Sony recently sent out invitations for a 6 July event which featured text written with a stylus. To us, this is an indicator of a Xperia ZU smartphone in the works, with stylus included. Either way, expect 6 July to reveal all.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.