Sony unveiled the new Xperia Z2 with 4K camera function

At MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), in Barcelona, Spain on February 24, Sony finally OFFICIALLY unveiled their new smartphone Xperia Z2. Many of you might remember that the leaked specs of Xperia Z2 created an internet buzz about 2 weeks ago.

Sony's home-grown technologies such as the 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor EXmor RS for mobile (20.7MP), BIONZ for mobile image processor, and G lens were added to the Xperia Z2. The 5.2-inch full HD display features a TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile that reformats lost image elements and Live Color LED that provides clear and vivid images.

Xperia Z2 also has a 4K quality image shooting function, electronic camera shake correcting method "SteadyShot", "Timeshift" function that allows you to play in slow motion the chosen part of your video and an AR effect function.  

The accompanying earphones have a digital noise canceling function (for the first time in a smartphone!).


  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (2.3GHz Quadcore)
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Battery: 3,200mAh
  • IPX5/8 waterproof and dustproof

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