Sony has just unveiled the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet, which were part of the rumor mill over the weeks leading up to the event. The two devices aren’t too dissimilar from its predecessors in terms of design, but internally, a whole lot has changed.
Starting with the Xperia Z2, the smartphone now features a bumped up 5.2 inch display although the resolution remains the same at 1080p. Sony has worked on a unique new IPS display technology which provides exceptional color reproduction compared to current crop of flagship devices. In addition to the excellent display, the smartphone also features a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 (a slightly overclocked Snapdragon 800) chipset, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 3,200 mAh battery. The smartphone borrows the same 20.7 megapixel camera from the Xperia Z1, but is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution.
The Xperia Z2 Tablet follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with its 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display and the 8.1 megapixel camera. It also packs the Snapdragon 801 chip, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), a 6,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. At a mere 6.4 mm, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is one of the thinnest tablets you’ll see around.
Both devices will be IP58 certified for water and dust resistance and will be available from March this year in white, purple and black color variants. Sony has also been wise enough to add stereo speakers on the two new flagships. Pricing details haven’t been disclosed yet. So who’s picking one of these up this year?