Hot on the heels of the newly released Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is news that the Xperia Z2 could be just around the corner. In fact if the rumours are true Sony could unveil the Z2 at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) which will be held in Barcelona at the end of February.
The Xperia Z2 will become Sony’s latest flagship mobile phone when it launches. Sales of Sony’s smartphones saw a significant increase of almost 30% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 with 9.6 million handsets sold. Most of their sales are thought to be due to the success of the Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Ultra. Therefore the latest Xperia smartphone, expected to be called the Xperia 2 is eagerly anticipated.
A daily flurry of ‘leaks’ concerning a new smartphone is usually a pretty good sign that the new smartphone in question is imminent. The speculation is certainly gathering pace for Sony’s new high-end Xperia Z2 mobile phone with leaked images of the handset appearing online. The latest reports indicate that the Z2 will be boast a slightly bigger screen at 5.2-inches compared to the 5-inch Z1 screen. In terms of design, it’s likely to look pretty similar to the Z1 also but with slimmer bezels on the sides. It appears that the Z2 could feature twin speakers on the front, customisable notification settings and the quick settings option may have also had a revamp.
It’s anticipated that the Xperia Z2 will come with a new and much faster Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz processor alongside 3GB of RAM and a quicker Adreno 330 graphics GPU. The Z2 is expected to run on Android KitKat 4.4 and will come with 16GB of expandable on-board storage. One report claims that the Z2 will include a home-screen option specifically for visually impaired users and the handset will also feature a smart-backlight control.
There are rumours that the Xperia Z2 will come with an improved 20.7-megapixel camera which will include a larger sensor and will be capable of shooting video at 4K. A 2.1-megapixel camera is through to be located on the front of the handset.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest reports on the Xperia Z2 over the next few weeks.