MWC 2014: Sony unveils Xperia Z2 & M2 smartphones, and Xperia Z2 Tablet

MWC 2014: Sony unveils Xperia Z2 & M2 smartphones, and Xperia Z2 Tablet

Apart from Finnish-handset manufacturer Nokia launching its first smartphones running on Google Inc's Android operating system at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain (read here for more on that), Sony has also unveiled a string of devices at the event. While two of them are the second generation of its flagship products Xperia Z1 and Z1 tablet, the third one is a mid-priced smartphone called Xperia M2.

Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.

Xperia Z2Xperia Z2

The smartphone sports a 5.2 inch full high definition TRILUMINOS display (1920x1080 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB quad-core processor and has 3GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 16GB, which can be further expanded an additional 64GB with a microSD card.

It has a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile sensor that is capable of 4K Ultra HD recording as well as full HD (1080p) recording. In addition, there is a 2.2MP front facing camera that can also record full HD videos. Additional features of the camera include burst mode, HDR for both picture and film, 8x digital zoom, geotagging, smile shutter, and white balance, among others.

On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. It also comes with FM radio with RDS, GPS (with A-GPS support), and Near Field Communication. The dimensions of the device are 146.8mm x 73.3mm x 8.2mm and its weight is 158gm. Sony has provided a 3,000 mAh battery in the device that it claims will offer up to 110 hours of music listening, 400 hours of video playback and 880 hours of standby time. According to the company, the smartphone is both dust protected and waterproof.

Xperia Z2 TabletXperia Z2 Tablet

The tablet sports a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display (1920x1200 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm APQ8074+MSM8974AB quad-core processor and has 3GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 16GB, which can be further expanded an additional 64GB with a microSD card.

It has an 8.1 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile sensor that can record full HD (1080p) videos and a 2.2 MP front facing camera for video calling, which can also record full HD videos. Additional features of the camera include burst mode, HDR for both picture and film, 8x digital zoom, and smile detection, among others.

On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. It also comes with FM radio with RDS and NFC. The dimensions of the device are 172mm x 266mm x 6.4mm and its weight is 439gm. According to the company, the tablet is both dust resistant and waterproof.

Xperia M2Xperia M2

The smartphone sports a 4.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display (960x540 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8926 quad-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB, which can be further expanded an additional 32GB with a microSD card.

It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile sensor that can record full HD (1080p) videos. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. It also comes with FM radio with RDS and NFC. The dimensions of the device are 139.6mm x 71.1mm x 8.6mm and its weight is 148gm. Sony has provided a 2,300 mAh battery in the device that it claims will provide up to 14 hours 14 minutes of talk time and 693 hours of standby time.

Exact pricing and India launch date for the devices are not available as of now.

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