It’s been long-rumoured that Sony will be updating its flagship Xperia Z1 handset this year to what is expected to be the Xperia Z2, but today new information has appeared online suggesting that not only will Sony be announcing the new Android handset at the MWC event in Barcelona next month, but also confirming some of the specifications.
According to AndroidSaS the Xperia Z2 will be announced in February and will come sporting a large a 5.2-inch 2,560 x 1,440 resolution display which means the display will have a 2K resolution. The handset will also have a massive 20.7-megapixel camera and a 3,700 mAh battery, all of which will be encased in a waterproof shell, just like its predecessor the Z1.
Yesterday rumoured specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S5 were also leaked online suggesting that the handset will come with a 5.25-inch 2,560 x 1,440 Super AMOLED display which would rival Sony’s Z2 handset in pixels and quality. However, with Sony expected to release its handset first, the Xperia Z2 may get a bit of a head start in the battle for top Android smartphone of 2014.
The Z2 has been working under the code name ‘Sirius’ if AndroidSaS’s sources are correct and the Z2 is also rumoured to come sporting a Mobile Bravia Engine 3 with modified X-Reality display technology, plus a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and we can only assume it will come running the latest Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS, too.
Sony made a name for itself in 2013 with a new range of waterproof and classically designed Android handsets that really upped its stock in the Android market and the company will be looking at 2014 to grow on this success.
We expect to see the Sony Xperia Z2 at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona in the first few weeks of February.