The successor of last year’s Sony Xperia Z1 is now official. The company flagship smartphone of 2014, unsurprisingly called Xperia Z2, was announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with two other devices – Xperia M2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. The Sony Xperia Z2 will be available as soon as next month, so folks you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the handset. The phone is expected to cost somewhere between $600 and $650 at launch, though we are still waiting for confirmation.
5.2-inch Sony Xperia Z2 Waterproof Smartphone
One of the biggest improvements over last year’s model, is the Sony Xperia Z2 Live Colour LED display. The screen measure 5.2 inches diagonally, offers Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and is made with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technology. Even though the screen is pretty big, Sony managed to keep the dimensions in check thanks to narrow bezels. At 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm, the Xperia Z2 is a tad thinner and narrower than it predecessor.
Another hardware that was upgraded is the processor. Instead of a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, Sony used this time a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM to complete the picture. The handset’s 3,200 mAh battery is also nothing to complain about. The Sony Xperia Z2 supports 4G LTE and, like the Xperia Z1, is dust and waterproof with IP58 certification which means that it can withstand submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes without the risk of damage. The phone runs the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Sony is famous for its focus on photographic experience and the Xperia Z2 doesn’t disappoint in this respect. The phone is equipped with a 20.7-megapixel 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 1.1 micron pixels, Sony G Lens cover and 4k video capture with SteadyShot image stabilization. Some of the new camera features include Timeshift Video, Creative Effects, Background Defocus, AR Effect and Vine Videos. The Xperia Z2 also packs stereo speakers, S-Force Front Surround amplifier, digital noise-cancelling technology, which according to Sony, is capable of reducing up to 98% of ambient noise when combined with Sony’s MDR NC31EM Noise Cancelling Headset.