Latest speculation about the Sony Xperia Z2 calls for an April release date

Latest speculation about the Sony Xperia Z2 calls for an April release date
Sony has run through a number of high profile, drool inducing, eagerly awaited Android models in the last year. We had the Sony Xperia Z creating a ruckus at CES as it showed the crowd how to take a dunking and still work. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra became the largest screened smartphone on the planet to-date with a 6.4 inch screen, and the Sony Xperia Z1 kicked off a new line of camera-centric phones for Sony with its 20.7MP rear snapper.

Over the last few weeks, we've been passing along speculation about the unannounced Sony Xperia Z2. Originally, the rumors called for an unveiling of the device at CES 2014. But one of our loyal readers told us that Sony was no longer going to introduce flagship models at CES and to expect a March or April introduction of the handset.

That ties in with the latest gossip about the Sony Xperia Z2, now believed to be rolling out to the public in April 2014. We have had conflicting stories about the screen size with the latest speculation calling for a 5.2 inch IGZO and Triluminos display with resolution of 1080 x 1920. Pixel density is expected to be a whopping 506ppi which would surpass the 468ppi on the 4.7 inch HTC One display. The 20.7MP camera on back will feature a Xenon flash and Android 4.4 KitKat will give you a break, pre-installed on the unit. Under the hood we expect to find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 while 3GB of RAM will be on board with a 3200mAh battery to keep the lights on.

Sony is trying to lock down information leaks on its new smartphones, but it might be hard to keep this beast out the public's mind until April.

Thanks, Anonymous tipster!

source: AndroidSaS

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51 Comments

1. BattalBoy

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Should I get the z1 or wait for this? Decisions decisions..

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

if you need/want smartphone then go buy one. otherwise you r waiting forever

10. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Z1 is awesome man. Best Phone I ever had

14. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Have*

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

your first sentence is correct!!

42. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The only problem with Z1 is its size compared to the screen is too big

47. Selim

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

did u get it ? , and if u get it already how is the speakers , is it loud or not , cuz am gonna buy it and am hesitated from this point .

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

like i told xperiadroid about that new phone launch after rumor come with new phone is coming then u will wait for that, it's a cycle every year new phones will launch so we can't wait every time get it now this phone because we are not gonna get every phones.

37. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

man, if you wait till the Z2, couple days later a new rumor about the Z3 will show up, then you're gonna have the same doubt again and will post in PA " Should I get the z2 or wait for this? Decisions decisions.." lol

38. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

if u think Z1 fill your needs, is good enough for you, then get it, if you think something is not good yet, something is missing, wait.

39. Giltongkp

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

FAKEEE

2. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Mini!

20. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

yes.. Either waiting for Mini or this one... My Acro S still hold up very well with Jelly Bean...

21. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It can be announced between these two monsters.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

April is a logical release date. Its more than half a year after Z1.

40. Giltongkp

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

FAKEEEE

4. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

this definitely is the phone to wait for!! Crazy pixel density!!!

13. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Only because the writer is confused. 5.2" at 1080p does not equal 506 PPI. Elementary error.

6. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I don't understand how the pixel density is so high... The math does not add up.

12. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Right, at 5.2" a 1080p screen is 423.64 PPI. Still more than adequate, but not nearly 506. Is there something about IGZO displays that add more pixels?

16. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I mean, they could make the screen higher resolution than 1080p, but they cant magically make it be a larger screen at the same resolution...but have more ppi. Unless it is a magical screen or Sony let their slogan go to their heads, "Make believe"

22. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Furthermore, there are no commonly used resolutions that come close to 506 PPI on a 5.2" screen, even considering for the virtual-button bar at the bottom, which means Sony would have to use some new resolution somewhere between FHD and WQXGA (Nexus 10's resolution). If I had to guess (and I do), I'd say the 506 PPI rumor is wrong: it wouldn't make any sense to go higher than 1080p, which is already pushing it on smartphones.

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's realistic. In the meantime, Sony should figure out why it's smaller sensor produces better images on the Note 3 than the larger on the Z1, as proven here: http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/4551/4881230/1/rv/sony-xperia-z1-i1-Honami-review/ Something is not right, and I'm beginning to believe it's the water pressure resistant lens that produces the blurry results Sony's trying to compensate with huge amount of sharpening, especially in low light.

23. sulre

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

check this post> eprice{doc}com{doc}cn/mobile/talk/4830/4516890/1/1​/0/3/0

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Hope they keep the pixel density over 440 PPI.

27. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

any densities above 340 ppi seems not different to eye .

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

300ppi, mind it

41. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Exactly my point. 506ppi is an overkill. +1 for zuckerboy. Instead of pixel density Sony should focus to build best quality screen.

9. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Am I the only one who bought Z1?

29. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Nope! Got the White version....absolutely awesome!

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