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-revealedXperia 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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