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Sony intros Xperia M2 Aqua waterproof smartphone

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua waterproof Android smartphone with 4G LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
This handset offers mid-range specs but Sony claims it can offer "the world’s highest level of waterproofing available in a smartphone."

Sony announced earlier today the arrival of a new member from the Xperia family of devices, a waterproof smartphone which they advertise as "the first smartphone to bring Sony’s popular waterproof technology to a mid-range price-point." Although Xperia M2 Aqua has mid-range specs, it comes with IP65/68 waterproof rating, which is the highest available in a smartphone right now.

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Display: 4.8-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 540X960 pixels and 229 ppi
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot and WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, micro USB 2.0, NFC, DLNA
  • Cameras: 480p front, 8 MP back with autofocus and LED flash
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Dimensions/Weight: 5.51X2.83X0.34 inches; 0.33 pounds
  • Battery: lithium-ion 2,300 mAh, embedded

The handset can play music for over 37 hours, it can provide over 12 hours of talk time and up to 641 hours in standby, both when connected to a 3G network. It will be available for purchase "from Autumn 2014 to markets including Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe" in black or white. For more information, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-20 (Update: 2014-08-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.