Sony Xperia Z2: Rumors, Specifications, Features and More

Unlike brands like Samsung and Apple, which release their flagship smartphones once a year, Japanese giant Sony releases its flagship twice a year. The trend started with the launch of Xperia Z in February, and following it up with its successor dubbed as Xperia Z1 in September. This indicates that the next iteration of top of the line Xperia smartphone is coming soon- as soon as first quarter of 2014. So, what does this device will bring to the table? That’s what we intend to find out by listing out all the ongoing rumors of the possible specifications of the Sony Xperia Z2.

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Design

Sony will continue with the use of its distinctive omnibalance design for the Xperia Z2. It will also feature narrow bezels and sleek design. The smartphone will also be IP 55/57 compliant making it dust and water-resistant.

Display

While both Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 were sporting a 5-inch display, their successor Xperia Z2 will feature a 5.2-inch display based on IGZO and TRILUMINOS technology. The IGZO technology will improve the display quality and also enhance the battery life. It will bear even better resolution than the full HD screen with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. This will result in high pixel density of 506 ppi.

Processor

This is where speculations seems to be of very different nature. On one hand, some suggest that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 processor only, which was also underneath the Xperia Z1. While other suggests that the Xperia Z2 will get a 64-bit processor which could be Qualcomm’s yet to be unveiled processor. Interestingly, Qualcomm has already released a 64- bit Snapdragon 410 processor, but that’s targeted at mid-range devices, so Sony might be waiting for the chip manufacturer to launch its top-end processor based on 64-bit architecture.

RAM

In the smartphone market, the Galaxy Note 3 boasts of the most amount of RAM with a 3GB memory. However if rumors are to be believed, Sony Xperia Z2 will challenge that with 3GB RAM module as well.

Memory

No guess for this part of specification as the Xperia Z2 like its predecessors will get 16/ 32 GB internal storage. This can also be further expanded up to 64GB with the use of a microSD card.

Camera

The Xperia Z1 got good response to its 20.7MP Sony G lens camera at the back. It’s successor, the Xperia Z2 will continue with the same camera based on Exmor RS optics. But it will be using Xenon flash for low-light condition which is more powerful than LED flash.

At the front, the smartphone will get a 3.5MP camera which can prove useful for video conferencing or self-portraits.

Connectivity

The Sony Xperia Z2 will come with all the standard connectivity features including 2G/ 3G/ 4G network support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS/ GLONASS.

Battery

There aren’t much rumors about the battery capacity of the smartphone, but since battery is a big issue for the working of a device these days, it should be sufficient enough. The battery capacity could be between 3,200 and 3,500 mAh.

Operating System

With the launch of Android’s latest version 4.4 KitKat just last month, it’s safe to say that the Sony Xperia Z2 will be loaded with Android 4.4 OS. Sony will add some of its customizations on top of the user interface.

Release Date

While the company may showcase it next month in CES, it will go on sale in the month of March or April.

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All in all, the next year will be great for the gadget years. Sony Xperia Z2, for sure will give a tough fight to other flagships Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One 2.

Comments

  1. Clint Mayer says

    I’ll be waiting for the Z2 mini perhaps. I want a high end phone with the water proof protection, but in a ~4.3″ display. Also, we’ve gotten to the point where the CPU and memory don’t matter quite as much as battery life and camera quality. That’s where they need to focus. Look at the Moto G and X. I think that is the correct approach. Make a good phone and then focus on areas that are lacking.

    What I want/need is this:
    Snapdragon 800
    2GB of RAM
    1080p 4.3″ display
    Market leading battery life
    Very competitive camera
    4G
    16/32 GB options. If no 32GB option then give it microSD option.
    Gorilla Glass and water proof. I really think water proof is the next standard that needs to be picked up.
    Try to get it down to the $350 price point unlocked so that I can take it to whichever carrier I please.

    That is my perfect smart phone.

  2. Dickson says

    Xperia Z2 Display
    -5,3 inchi with IPS LCD Display, Full HD 2560x1500p
    -TRILUMINOS for Mobile
    -X-Reality Pro Engine Display for Mobile
    -Sony Bravia Engine 3 Display for Mobile
    -Retina Display For Mobile
    -Oleophobic Coating for Screen Protector
    -Dragontrail for Screen Protector
    -Corning Gorilla Glass for Screen Protector
    -Curved Glass for Screen Protector

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