MWC 2014: Sony Flaunts Waterproof Xperia Z2 With 4K Video Capabilities

Sony’s latest flagship comes with a 5.2 full-HD screen and 20 megapixel camera.


The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 is in full swing, and Sony has just introduced its latest flagship device, the Xperia Z2. The premium handset is the successor of Z1, which took the Android world by storm with its 20 megapixel camera. The Xperia Z2 comes with the same megapixel count, plus offers 4K video recording capabilities. That’s 3840x2160 pixels at 30! Sounds promising. The 8.2 mm slim smartphone sports a 1/2.3-type Exmor sensor. Now let’s hope that the camera’s end results are actually good. Because the Z1 came with a similar promise, but its real-world camera performance was bad.

Sony has retained its “OmniBalance” design language, which basically means that you get glass panels encased in a single aluminium frame. This makes it look very similar to the Z1. The smartphone adheres to IP55 & IP58 (Ingress Protection) standards. In simple words, it’s dust and water resistant. Thanks to a dedicated camera button, you can now record videos even under water.

The phone features a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS display. Sony has thrown in a lot of jargon in terms of BRAVIA and TRILUMINOS. Xperia Z2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE. The chipset integrates Adreno 330 GPU to handle gaming. The phone has 3 GB RAM, which should be more than enough to handle Android Kitkat. The phone comes with a 3200 mAh battery with Sony’s STAMINA Mode software feature that promises long battery life.

The Xperia Z2 will launch globally from March 2014. At this point, there’s no word on its pricing.

TAGS: Mobile Phones, Android, Sony, Xperia