Just one week after the Xperia Z1 was revealed by Sony at their IFA event, we already have some specs information about the next in the Xperia Z line, with an ultra high-res display and a possible release date.
The Sony Xperia Z2 main feature will be the ultra high-resolution 5.2-inch IGZO Triluminous display, hitting 500 pixels per inch. This would be the best in the industry right now, with the highest right now being the HTC One with 468ppi.
Hitting 500ppi on a 5.2-inch screen is harder than it would be with the HTC One or Galaxy S4 screen, simply due to packing more pixels into a larger screen. Sony has been one of the pioneers when it comes to screens, but the Xperia Z packed a rather poor display.
Obviously specs are not conclusive and we may see Sony change the Xperia Z2 around a little before release. Inside the smartphone Sony is expected to add the all too familiar 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM and 20.7MP sensor with OIS.
Sony will add some software features to the Xperia Z2 camera, allowing it to take 4K video and slow-motion video. We believe Sony will work on the camera, but will keep the sensor the same size, 20MP is enough for a smartphone shooter.
Battery life will come in bucketloads with the 3200mAh battery sitting inside the device, we still don’t know how heavy this new display will be on the battery life, considering the move from 720p to 1080p takes away a good four hours.
Sony may be preparing to launch the Sony Xperia Z2 at CES 2014, with Android KitKat 4.4 running alongside the traditional Sony skin. It is odd that they launched the Xperia Z at the start of this year, the Xperia Z1 at the end and the Xperia Z2 at the start of next year, about 6 months gap instead of one year.