Are you looking for a waterproof smartphone, but you don’t have the right budget? Maybe you could be interested in the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, the company’s latest iteration of the M2 line which was released at the end of February, this year. The new Xperia M2 Aqua is the next mid-range smartphone to be released by Sony in various markets.
As the name suggests, the main difference between the previous models and the new one is the fact that Xperia M2 Aqua is a waterproof smartphone. At the moment, there are no details on the Xperia M2 Aqua price, but Sony claims that this is “the waterproof smartphone for everyone,” which means this is going to be an affordable water-resistant smartphone.
The smartphone has been confirmed to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box. On the processing side, the Xperia M2 Aqua will pack a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit, and 1GB of RAM. One of the biggest drawbacks is that the device will only have 8GB of internal memory, but you will be able to further expand the storage up to 32GB via the microSD card slot.
Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile, said the following:
“Xperia M2 Aqua is a significant milestone in our product portfolio as we bring yet another of our signature technologies to a new category of smartphones. The popularity of Xperia M2 showed us that there was a huge demand for premium Sony features at an affordable price-point. Following consumer feedback, we’ve now taken this a step further by bringing our waterproof expertise to a mid-range smartphone for the first time with Xperia M2 Aqua. It is a smartphone that lets customers take the best of Sony technology and entertainment with them wherever they go – come rain or shine – and we are excited to bring it to market.”
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua offers the highest waterproof technology rating at the moment in a smartphone – IP65/68 and on top of that, it also comes with NFC technology. The M2 Aqua is said to come with an enhanced 8-megapxiel photo camera with autofocus, LED flash, and full HD 1080p video recording. The main camera comes wtih Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and there’s also a secondary 1.1-megapixel camera on the front for video calls and selfies.
Connectivity-wise, the smartphone offers LTE, 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It comes with a 2330 mAh battery which should offer up to 640 hours of standby time or up to 11 hours of talk time. There’s also a special STAMINA Mode which could save up more battery if you activate it.
The Xperia M2 Aqua will be available for purchase beginning September in multiple markets including Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, being available in black and white. Sadly, those in the US and Canada won’t be getting the smartphone, at least not according to initial plans.