Sony has officially unveiled their new flagship and successor to the Xperia Z1 from last year – the 5.2-inch, 4K video-capable, Snapdragon 801 SoC-packing Xperia Z2.
The Sony Xperia Z2 improves on the strengths of its predecessor, the Xperia Z1. Although there are no drastic changes in terms of overall physical design, the internals were improved to make the almost perfect superphone.
The Z2 now packs a slightly larger display at 5.2-inch Full HD or equal to 424ppi. It still sports the Triluminos display with X-Reality for a wider color range and greater detail, but with the addition of what Sony calls Live Colour LED. It’s actually a new IPS panel that “uses red and green phosphor with blue LEDs and customised colour filters.” In a nutshell, the Xperia Z2’s display is much better, especially in the viewing angle part, compared to the Xperia Z1’s.
The camera gets a major boost as well. Although it sports the same 20.7 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor, G Lens, and BIONZ mobile image processor as the Z1, it is now capable of shooting videos at 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels/30p) and has its own software-based image stabilization called SteadyShot.
The Z2 retains the dust-resistant and waterproof body with glass front and back. These are encased in a single aluminum frame with a now thinner body at 8.2mm compared to the 8.5mm Xperia Z1. Powering the device is a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU with 4G LTE, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support, 3,200mAh battery, and Android 4.4 Kitkat.
The Sony Xperia Z2 will be available in White, Black, and Purple colors and will launch globally from March 2014.