MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2 is the waterproof 4K handset we were hoping it would be

MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2 is the waterproof 4K handset we were hoping it would be

The Sony Xperia Z2 just got official as the company unveiled the new 5.2-inch flagship smartphone over at MWC 2014.

The phone’s headline feature is Sony’s 20.7MP camera – it’s an Exmor RS for mobile image sensor featuring the award-winning G Lens – basically, it’s pretty good and your photos should look sweet.

Videos shot on the Z2 shouldn’t be too shabby either, as the handset can capture in 4K resolution.

Those photography smarts are backed up by Android KitKat, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor – a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait CPU – as well as 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, 3GB of RAM and a 3200mAh battery.

Dream screen

The 5.2-inch display is a full HD screen with Sony’s Bravia-inspired Triluminos know-how which should make for rich natural on-screen colours and sharp images, helped out by the Adreno 330 GPU.

Xperia Z2 family

All of this is packed into a device with a waist-size of just 8.2mm, and Sony has made the whole thing waterproof as well, just as it did with the Z2’s predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z1.

There’s also the SmartBand SWR10, an optional extra which comes separately to the phone. The wrist-worn "life-logging" creates a diary of all the physical activity you do in a day.

The Sony Xperia Z2 release date is set for March 2014, but no word on pricing just yet – stay tuned for our comprehensive thoughts on the device in our hands on Xperia Z2 review.

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