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Sony spills the beans once again, hints at devices surviving in up to 2 meters under water, probably more

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Sony spills the beans once again, hints at devices surviving in up to 2 meters under water, probably more
As time slowly goes and we are getting a tad closer to IFA 2014 with each and every second, the anticipation about the slew of new gadgets that are about to be announced grows stronger. This goes both ways, however, as some manufacturers apparently can't wait to lift the shroud of their new and exciting products, too.

Take Sony, for example – the manufacturer is treating us to some bits of info about its upcoming mobile lineup on a regular basis. Last week, we analyzed its first teaser video for IFA, and shortly after, the maker hinted at what the dimension of one of the upcoming devices might be (probably the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact).

Yesterday, Sony spilled the beans once again. It teased on Twitter that “we'll be getting deep at IFA”, accompanied by a sub-aquatic image of a swimming pool with a downward-pointing arrow and “2m?” written below it. What this suggests it that Sony has some extremely water-resistant devices in tow. The maker's recently-revealed Xperia M2 Aqua is both IP65/IP68-certified, making it one of the most water-resistant devices on the market right now, but even this water-friendly device should not be submersed below 1.5 meters of water, as per Sony's specifications.

So, could the next generation of the Xperia Z family of devices (the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact, and the already-mentioned Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact)  be even more water-resistant than its predecessors and the Xperia M2 Aqua alike? Well, it seems plausible – the IP68 certification allows a underwater submersion up to 3 meters, but the specific depth is usually “specified by manufacturer”. This means that Sony most probably has amped up its game in the water-resistance category once again. We'll know more on September 3, folks.


source: @SonyUK via XperiaBlog

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posted on 01 Sep 2014, 02:35 4

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Probably the biggest selling point for the Z3, if not design or anything else, it's only the water resistance.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 02:43 3

2. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Still it wont matter to everyone bcoz not everyone gona use it under water or will use while swimming, but it's a good innovation though.
Breaking its own record.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 02:58 4

4. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Sure, it won't matter to everyone. But imagine that you're using a water resistant phone, you put your phone beside a cup of ice cold drink, and then you accidentally spill the cup of drink to your phone and your phone still works fine. It's good to have this extra imo.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:06 2

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


But still design should be different than previous ones. Sony is following the same Apple-Samsung strategy. Sammy is changing the designs in every flagship even if it is minor or ugly. But Note series is different, they are getting good designs than S series.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 04:34 1

14. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


but that need a splashproof thing which sony already has

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 11:30 1

24. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i want to shoot/record stuff under the rain

posted on 02 Sep 2014, 00:32 1

26. Branson28 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


I love me some ice cold drink.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:28 1

11. jeeta444 (Posts: 126; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


I don't know whether the rumors will turn out true but it is said that Z3 will pack hi-res audio chip,display better contrast ratio and good sunlight legibility, a new battery tech and ip68.
but my focus is on Z3 compact.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 04:35

15. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


there are many rumor but the thing is price they will price high

they are overpricing there products

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 06:43

21. aba71983 (Posts: 127; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Yes, water-resistant but can you text inside of the water?

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 02:57 2

3. iamoa (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


that's what she said. lol xD

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:03 1

5. UltimateReviews (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Balls Deep! xD

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:04

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Good to see Sony pushing forward on this front. Hopefully their new design for the Z3 dissipates heat better than the Z2.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:11

8. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 110; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


FLAGSHIP NEED BETTER SPECS OR DESIGN,WR IS BONUS FEATURE

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:12 3

9. ch0eb1t (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)


2m wide of bezels?

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:41 7

12. jeeta444 (Posts: 126; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Nope, 2m means twice deeper than S5's limit.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 04:37 2

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8139; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The joke flew over your head completely. I thought it was hilarious.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 07:04

22. UltimateReviews (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Hahaha That was hilarious

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 06:20

20. Taters (Posts: 2822; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol probably even more bezels, flaps, and thicker now if they want to hit 2m. More like a rugged phone size or a phone in an aquatic sealed case type size.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 03:25

10. jssara (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


make a real scratch resistant all-over, shatter-proof, strong build quality with the best software support

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 04:27

13. superfans (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Phone currently good in calling or texting is not enough, must also be good in diving.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 05:21

17. blitzkreig (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


Still hoping for the Sun to rise from the west coinciding with a 6.4 inch z2 ultra launch with 13mp camera with led flash & minimal bezels.

Can't believe that Sony threw in the towel after just one attempt at a high end phablet. The z ultra was & still is kick ass discounting the poor camera. It can more than keep pace with any current 801 based flagship both in benchmarks as well as real world performance. Factor in the whopping screen & I can see many pretenders running for cover.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 05:41

18. chaoscauser (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Hey Sony, you better to make submarines than smartphones.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 06:18

19. Taters (Posts: 2822; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wrong movie Sony. If you want to return to glory stop adding things people might use 1% of the phones life, at the expense of size and annoying port flaps.

Sony tards might like to jizz to that stuff but the rest of the population, the group you used to own, care more about other things.

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:40

23. oister85 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Nice......can wait also they coming to sprint .

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 13:33

25. LikeMyself (Posts: 267; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


2m will be good as dropping/throwing phones in swimming pools is very common practice and 2m is the perfect depth limit!

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