Sony Xperia Z2 Tipped to Debut in India on 8 May: Report

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By Rohit KVN | May 4, 2014 4:40 PM EST

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is reportedly set to launch the company's 2014 flagship smartphone Xperia Z2 in India next week.

The company has sent out invites to select media houses for a press meet, scheduled on 8 May. Though there is no mention of the significance of the event, sources with knowledge of Sony's plans, say that the flagship Xperia Z2 will be the focal point of the event, reported The Economic Times.

After a slight delay due to supply constraints, Sony has released Xperia Z2 (launched on 24 February) in select European and Asian markets. Now, the company is set to introduce their new flagship phone in India, almost two months after its global debut. It will compete with Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

Sony Xperia Z2 boasts Omni balance design effectively using Aluminum and glass, giving the phone a premium look. And moreover, the IP55/58 water and dust repellent certifications make the device more durable. Users can operate the phone (can take photos as well) 1.5 meter (almost 5 feet) under water for 30 minutes.

[Note: Owners have to close the ports with the flaps provided in the package, before venturing into the water]

Xperia Z2 sports a 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen boasting display technologies - TRILUMINOS and X-Reality for mobile picture engine and ships with latest Android v4.4 KitKat, a new Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.3GHz CPU speed, sumptuous 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 128GB) and a 3200 mAh battery.

Like its predecessor, Xperia Z2 also comes with top-of-the-line camera specifications. It boasts a 20.7-megapixel camera with Sony's proprietary G Lens and the intelligent BIONZ image-processing engine, Exmor RS sensor, LED flash, HDR (picture/Video), image stabilizer. A notable improvement in the new phone is that it boasts 4K Ultra HD video recording (that's twice the vertical and horizontal resolution of 1080p full HD format). It also houses a 2.2-megapixel snapper on the front, with full HD video taking ability.

As of now, there is no word on whether Sony will reveal the price and release details of Xperia Z2 Tablet and the SmartBand (SWR10), which also made their global debut alongside Xperia Z2 at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014, Barcelona on 24 February.

(Ed: VP)

Key specifications of Sony Xperia Z2:

Model

Sony Xperia Z2

Display

5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality for mobile picture engine, touch gesture feature,

OS

Android v4.4 KitKat

Processor

2.3GHz Qualcomm 801 series quad-core processor

(chipset: MSM8974AB)

RAM

3GB

Storage Capacity

16GB, expandable up to 128GB

Camera

Main: 20.7- megapixel camera Exmor RS sensor, LED flash, HDR (picture/Video), image stabilizer, 4k video recording

Front: 2.2-megapixel full HD camera

Battery

3200 mAh;

Talk time: up to 19 hours

Standby time: up to 740 hours

Network

3G & 4G-LTE

Add-ons

Water-proof and dust-resistant (IP55/58 certifications), STAMINA mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, MHL, A-GPS, USB v2.0, microSD card slot , 3D and motion gaming, 3D surround sound

Dimensions

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

163 g

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(Photo: Reuters / )
A Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone (L) and a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet are displayed at the company's stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
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