Sony has officially announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, at its Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 press conference. The device sports improved hardware as well as software as compared to its predecessor, the Xperia Z1.
The specifications of the Xperia Z2 include a 5.2-inch Full HD Live Color LED display (1920 x 1080) with Triluminos and X-Reality technology, 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB RAM. It has a 20.7 MP rear camera along with support to shoot 4K videos and 120 fps video for slow motion and a 2.2 MP front facing camera. It also comes with 4G LTE support, a 3200 mAh battery and is waterproof and dustproof.
The Z2 is 8.2 mm thick and will run on Android 4.4, along with some UI improvements. The Xperia Z2 also includes some new camera features such as timeshift video, creative effect, background defocus, AR effect and vine.
This is a major upgrade over the specs of the Z1 which had a 5-inch Triluminos and X-Reality display (1080 x 1920), 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, 3000 mAh battery and the same 20.7 MP camera but without the support for 4K videos. It originally ran on Android 4.2, with an Android 4.3 update released later and an Android 4.4 update in the plans.
The Xperia Z2 will be available from March, although the price of the smartphone was not revealed at the event.