Following the success of their Z1 model, Sony has unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress a new flagship device, the Xperia Z2. There are lots of upgraded specs in the new Sony Xperia Z2, making it one of the most powerful devices on the market at this moment. The launch event was pretty successful as it ended with a really cool video showcasing some unheard before song of Michael Jackson. Now, to talk about the features of the smartphone itself.

sony mwc 2014 xperia z2The Xperia Z2 comes as a high-end device having a ultra-slim body with an aluminum frame and a waterproof body. The device also has a 5.2 inch screen and it offers video recording at 4K resolution. The device will come in three flavors, white, black and purple and it will ship with noise cancellation headphone. In terms of availability, you will be able to purchase the device in March, though we don’t know its price yet. Let’s have a look at the tech specs, some of which being really impressive:

Tech specs for  the Sony Xperia Z2

  • 20.7 MP with plenty of other interesting features, such as the Exmor RS for mobile, the CMOS image sensor and BIONZ for mobile image processing engine
  • 4K resolution with SteadyShot, along with new Xperia camera apps such as Timeshift video and new AR effect
  • 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with Live Colour LED
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE for fast performance
  • 3GB RAM
  • 3200 mAh battery

Despite packing so many inside, it’s a pretty slim smartphone, at only 8.2 mm. Sony has packed the Z2 with a lot of features, some of the more important being the acclaimed Handycam technology, as well as the top notch noise cancellation technology which is allegedly able to filter out up to 98% of the background noise. The Sony Xperia Z2 will also feature augmented reality technology, but we don’t know at the moment exactly how it will work .

sony at mwc 2014Overall, Sony has managed to take the very popular and powerful Z1 and make it better, adding a host of new features to the device which will definitely make it a great success. We’ll share more impressions and pictures when we go hands-on with the device. This is definitely one smartphone that I’d recommend anybody to buy in 2014.

Radu Tyrsina has contributed to this post


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