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Sony Xperia Z2 is here! 5.2" display, 4K video, stereo speakers, and 3 GB of RAM

Sony Xperia Z2 is here! 5.2" display, 4K video, stereo speakers, and 3 GB of RAM
With the just-announced Xperia Z2 flagship, Sony indicates it is stepping on the gas full throttle this year, as the Z2 comes only six months after the previous Xperia Z1 flagship was released. The company divested of its distractions, like the VAIO computer line, and said it is refocusing entirely on phones, tablets and TVs.

Display


Well, refocus it is, as the Z2 ups the ante with a 5.2" 1080p Triluminos display, with a new imaging technology, dubbed Live Colour LED. The weakest spot of the Z1 flagship was its 5" display panel, whose viewing angles were far from the flagship level, and Sony has apparently been on the rush to remedy the situation, releasing the Z2.

Processor


The screen is not the only improvement over its predecessor, though - the Xperia Z2 comes with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset with LTE support, and the whopping 3 GB of RAM. The list goes on with a 20.7 MP camera on the back, capable of 4K video recording,  making the Z2 "the world’s best camcorder in a waterproof smartphone". Add to these a large, 3200 mAh battery, packed in a slim, 8.2mm package, and Sony really delivers this season, as its Z2 will be one of the best flagships money can buy when it is released in March.

Stereo speakers


Hungry for more? Sony didn't stop with only specs upgrades from the Z1, but actually put new features in the Z2, adding stereo speakers to the phone, just as rumored. Their combination with the amplifier Sony dubbed S-Force Front Surround sound. Not only that, but the Z2 also offers digital noise-cancelling technology, when paired with Sony's MDR NC31EM Noise Cancelling Headset, reducing up to 98% of ambient fluff around you.

Camera


Despite that on the Z2 we have the same 20.7 MP 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 1.1 micron pixels, and Sony G Lens cover, like on the Z1, Sony has leveraged the faster processor and more RAM for extra camera functions. We already mentioned the ability to shoot 4K footage, but Sony now adds its Timeshift option for video, not only for stills. You can shoot 120fps footage, and select where the footage should turn into slow-motion one. Add to these the real-time effects you can apply during shootin, like colouring, image trails, mirror and motion effects, as well as the AR effect you can choose before you press the camera key, and the video aspect all of a sudden becomes dramatically upgraded from the Z1. You are now able to create short and sweet Vine video clips directly from the camera interface, too, and underwater at that, if the situation calls for it. 

The still shots are also getting new options, such as Background defocus. This new camera option will captures two photos at different focus settings, and blends together the different depths, leading to a blurred out background for more artsy photos.

Release date


Sony says that its new Xperia Z2 flagship will be available globally as soon as next month, so no more waiting is in order between the announcement, and the actual release. To recap - in comparison with the Z1, the Z2 is thinner, with a larger 5.2" display, faster processor, more RAM, larger battery, stereo speakers, and runs on the newest Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Any takers ?



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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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