Sony Announces New Xperias At MWC

Samsung and Nokia have already unveiled their new smartphones at MWC, so it’s now time for Sony to show their cards. The Japanese manufacturer today announced three new devices at Barcelona – the new Xperia Z2, Xperia M2 and the Xperia Z2 tablet. The Xperia Z2, as the name implies will be replacing the company’s current flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z1. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display with the…

Samsung and Nokia have already unveiled their new smartphones at MWC, so it’s now time for Sony to show their cards. The Japanese manufacturer today announced three new devices at Barcelona – the new Xperia Z2, Xperia M2 and the Xperia Z2 tablet.

The Xperia Z2, as the name implies will be replacing the company’s current flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z1. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display with the company’s Triluminos and Bravia technology and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

At the back of the handset is a 20.7MP camera that is capable of recording 4K video at 30 fps. Image quality is ensured by a 1/2.3-inch sensor with an f/2.0, 27mm G lens. Sony has also added a number of new photo effects on the Z2 including Timeshift, Background Defocus and a new mode dedicated to creating Vine optimised videos.

The Xperia Z2 will also have a 3200mAh battery and IP58 cretification.

Meanwhile, its bigger tablet counterpart – the Xperia Z2 tablet also makes a debut at the event. The Z2 Tablet packs a 10.1 Full HD display again with Triluminos technology but now with Live Color LED plus X-reality mobile picture engine.

The internals of the tablet is composed of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with the same 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM from the Xperia Z2 smartphone.

In the imaging department, the tablet gets an 8.1MP camera at the back (with Exmor RS Sensor) and a 2MP snapper at the front, both of which are capable of capturing 1080p video and HDR images. The tablet will also come with NFC, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, an IR blaster, microUSB and MHL 3.0.

The tablet will be offered in two versions – a Wi-Fi only model and an LTE-enabled version.

Lastly, the event was also the place of debut for Sony’s newest mid-range handset – the Xperia M2.

The M2 offers a 4.8-inch display with qHD resolution, a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card.

Just like other smartphones in its price range, the Xperia M2 will offer GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi with DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0 and 1080p video recording.

All three devices will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and should be available in a few weeks, with the Xperia Z2 (€600) and Z2 tablet going on Sale next month.

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