Sony Xperia Z2 to have special accessories for wireless charging

Sony Xperia Z2 to have special accessories for wireless charging
Sony’s Xperia Z2 is almost ready to hit shelves around the world. It will be available in some markets starting later this month, coming as an improved successor to last year's Xperia Z1 (which itself is an improved Xperia Z).

According to UK retailer Clove, the Xperia Z2 has an optional WCR12 wireless charging cover and a WCH10 wireless charging plate, both manufactured by Sony. Since it doesn’t look like the Xperia Z2 features built-in wireless charging capabilities, it appears that you’ll need both the WCR12 cover and the WCH10 plate to charge the handset wirelessly. But that’ll cost you. Clove is listing the cover at $116 (£69.99), and the plate at $91 (£54.99). Unfortunately, for now the two accessories can't be seen. The wireless charging plate should be launched in early April, while the cover will reportedly arrive in June.

The Xperia Z2 is expected to be in stock at Clove starting April 7, costing $897 (£540). We’re assuming that the handset will be widely available in the UK and Europe then. As for the US market, the Z2 might not be available too soon there - but Sony Mobile USA’s president hinted that it could be released in June the latest.

To find out more about Sony’s new flagship smartphone, check out our Xperia Z2 hands-on here

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

2 flagships per year? Sony, go drunk, you are home! People don't want their phone to be outdated after 6 months.

4. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Sony is not forcing the consumers to buy their phone every six months. They just want to be on top and have the latest and greatest technology and hardware in the market. By June the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC will be out already. Sony wanted to have that SoC as soon as possible and that's the best way to stay on top of everyone. I applaud them for that.

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

True..

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

where's your brain? a new flagship within the year means a lower price for the other flagship that is not really that outdated in terms of specs and looks. well i guess it hurts those who want to buy smartphones for the bragging rights, not the function.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This, Sony's (and Samsung's) past flagships are the best in terms of value (Except the Nexus series)

20. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

That's the best part... As z2 comes to market i'll wait for an year and z2's price will be significantly down since already 2 new flagship will be out in market by then :) Also earlier when Sony was not able to keep up with other companies in term of HW specs people were cribbing abt Sony being behind everyone.. and now this!!

21. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I think its a good strategy. Since their business is failing, I would be worried about the competing high end devices that will be released in Q2-4 as well. (iPhone 6,Galaxy Note 4, G3 etc.) But at the same time I don't think their specs can compete against the majority of its competing devices that will be released in late 2014.

30. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I actually don't mind having two flagships per year. But It'd be better if Sony has different kind of flagship between the two period (Q1 and Q3) ala Samsung with its Galaxy and Note flagships. Q1: Flagship 5"+ phone and Tablet Q3: Flagship Compact 4"+ and a monster sized battery Phablet/Big Phone

2. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

"go drunk, you are home." that is awesome.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Go drunk you are home lol rofl lmfao

6. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

bahaha.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is not a worldwide release if its only gonna release at some country,maybe i should just wait for april 11 for S5 and the new HTC one. :(

8. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

S5= garbage specs, HTC one= garbage camera, Sony Z2= epicness

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll applaud Sony for finally making a badass screen and putting ffs, but there's nothing stopping me from choosing the One or S5. Both HTC and Samsung have better battery life and optimized software unlike Sony (especially when it comes to the camera) and that's pretty much a known fact.

14. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I respectfully disagree, Papa. My Z1s's battery is almost impossible to empty the battery in one day. I've tried it. I can't. I simply can't. I'm talking about normal to heavy usage. I'm not talking about watching YouTube and Netflix and playing games all day long. No smartphone can last a day if we do that. I always have around 20% juice left around 11:00pm.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I bet I can. Bottom line, a battery the same mAh rating close to the G2 should last as long as the G2, no?

25. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

How can you say better battery life? Have you owned one? Needless to say s5 and new htc one is not yet out in the market .

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did I say S5 or All New HTC One have better battery life than the Z2? No. Thanks for making yourself look like a fool. Now at you mentioned it, the S5 will last longer than the Z2 despite the smaller battery thanks to software optimization and Samsung's power saving mode.

29. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I completely agree with you PapaSmurf, Despite of same battery capacity LG G2 performing really well in battery software management comparing to Z1. Now with a imroved Z2 how it will going to perform against S5 and New HTC One has yet be seen.

31. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Hey wait, I thought you don't like HTC, hmmm... You remember the bandwagon thing? LOL

15. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung, Sony, Apple, Nokia, HTC, LG, etc have their own pros and cons. Nobody is perfect.

28. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ 1 Well said

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol htc's cameras are always garbage i dont understand why they gamble on such gimmicks at their current condition. I'm glad i chose galaxy s2 over sensation xe. Htc4never.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I chose the Sensation since I had no other choice but pay a $260 bill with Verizon or switch to T-Mobile. I switched and never looked back.

10. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

I hate to say this, but Sony = Garbage QC and aftersales service, at least in my country.

13. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

This is probably how wireless charging will work for the HTC one

18. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

By june the lg g3 ill be out so ill wait

23. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That's what i'm going to do too... and then wait for the Galaxy Note 4...

22. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

no carrier release information, boooo

24. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Rumored that the Z2 will be released in Asia,or Malaysia where i came from, on April 11th based on the recent press conference in Indonesia by Sony lately including the E1,T2,Z1 Compact..

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