After weeks of speculation and social media build up from Sony, the anticipated new flagship device from Sony was announced to day as the brands flagship device it needs to stand out from the crowd, the spec is up there and follows on from the much popular and successful predecessor the Xperia Z1, the Z2 is water-resistant, in the tradition of the Z line before it.
Below are the promotional videos for the device
The Xperia Z2 flagship, a refinement of last year’s Xperia Z1.
It has a 5.2″ screen – a 1080p Triluminos IPS screen, with the same Bravia tech used in Sony’s TV.
The 20.7MP camera has been updated with 4K video recording (at 30fps) and a number of new effects. The camera features the same 1/2.3″ sensor with 27mm G Lens with f/2.0 aperture.
One of the new effects is Timeshift, which records 720p video at 30fps. Another one is the Background defocus, yet another is a dedicated mode for Vines.
It’s powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 801 chipset with four Krait 400 cores at 2.3GHz and 3GB RAM.
Despite the size increase, the new flagship is only a little taller and actually narrower and thinner. The battery capacity went up a tad to 3,200mAh, while the weight went down to 158g.
As before, the Xperia Z2 has an IP58 certification, allowing it to work under water.
The phone will launch in March at €600 / £600. The initial color options are White, Black and Purple.
Sony will also pack an advanced headset with digital noise cancellation, the Sony MDR-NC31EM (normally £40).
Below is a full run down of the spec.
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTESIM
Status Coming soon, Exp.release 2014, March
Dimensions 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight 158 g (5.57 oz)
IP58 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
Display type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches/glossary
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Screen Protection Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass – Triluminos display- X -Reality Engine
Sound call-alerts Vibration; MP3 ringtones
loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
audio-3.5mm jack Yes
Memory memory-card-slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Dynamic-memory 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
Data GPRS Up to 107 kbps EDGE Up to 296 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Camera Primary 20.7 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
VideoYes 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, video stabilization, HDR video-call
Secondary Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps
Features Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 330
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Purple
– SNS integration
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 880 h
Talk time Up to 13 h 50 min
Music play Up to 110