MWC 2014 | Sony announces its new flagship smartphone - the Xperia Z2

Sony announces its new flagship smartphone - the Xperia Z2
The Z2 offers 4K video recording and top-tier specs in a water and dust resistant frame

Sony's latest smartphone is an upgrade to last year's Z1, and it really does look to be much improved across the board.

The Xperia Z2 runs the latest version of Android (4.4 KitKat), and is one of the first handsets to incorporate Qualcomm's latest quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor. Combined with 3 GB of RAM, performance should not be an issue with this handset, particularly given Sony's generally minimal OS overlay.

As with Sony's previous flagship, the focus here is on the camera. The Z2 has the same excellent 20.7 MP camera we saw in the Z1, but adds 4K recording at 30 fps to the long list of still shot and video features. Battery life has also been significantly improved with the promise of up to 830 hours of talk time or 880 hours of standby.

Other specs include a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Triluminos display, a 2.2 MP front-facing camera, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a 3000 mAh battery, all in a frame that is only 8.2 mm (0.32 inches) thick and weighs just 158 grams (5.57 ounces).

The Xperia Z2 is expected to launch worldwide in March. Prices have not yet been announced.

 

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Author: Craig Munro, 2014-02-24 (Update: 2014-02-24)