Sony unveils Xperia M2 Aqua

Sony has launched the new Xperia M2 Aqua, a mid range waterproof smartphone. It is the water resistant variant of Xperia M2. It is also dust resistant.

Sony says, the new Xperia M2 Aqua has world’s highest dust resitant as well as water resistant capacity (IP65/68) among all the smartphones. The device can withstand immersion up to 1 metres of water for half hour.

Apart from its water resistant capabilities, Xperia M2 Aqua hasn’t changed much from Xperia M2.

The smartphone sports a 4.8-inch 540×960 qHD TFT display and runs on a 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

The phone has Adreno 305 graphics processor paired with 1 GB RAM. It has a internal storage of 8 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB with a memory card.

Xperia M2 Aqua

Xperia M2 Aqua boasts 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor and a 1.1 MP front camera.

The device supports Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The connectivity optionsinclude NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and ANT+ for sports accessories.

The smartphone is juiced by a 2300mAh battery which provides a stand by time of 641 hours and talk time of 12 hours on 3G.

Xperia M2 Aqua will be available for purchase in next two months  in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

“The popularity of Xperia M2 showed us that there was a huge demand for premium Sony features at an affordable price-point. Following consumer feedback, we’ve now taken this a step further by bringing our waterproof expertise to a mid-range smartphone for the first time with Xperia M2 Aqua. It is a smartphone that lets customers take the best of Sony technology and entertainment with them wherever they go – come rain or shine – and we are excited to bring it to market.” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile.

Key specifications:

  • 4.8-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD capacitive touch screen display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash, Exmor RS sensor, 1080p video recording
  • 1.1 MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 8.6mm thick and weighs 149 grams
  • IPX5 and IPX8 (waterproof) and IP6x (dust proof)
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, up to 32GB expandable memory via microSD card
  • 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC
  • 2330mAh Battery

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