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

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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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 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.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

14. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

but that need a splashproof thing which sony already has

24. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i want to shoot/record stuff under the rain

26. Branson28

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I love me some ice cold drink.

11. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 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.

15. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

21. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

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

3. iamoa unregistered

that's what she said. lol xD

5. UltimateReviews

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Balls Deep! xD

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

8. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

FLAGSHIP NEED BETTER SPECS OR DESIGN,WR IS BONUS FEATURE

9. ch0eb1t

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

2m wide of bezels?

12. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

22. UltimateReviews

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Hahaha That was hilarious

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

10. jssara

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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

13. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

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

17. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

18. chaoscauser

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Hey Sony, you better to make submarines than smartphones.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

23. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

25. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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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