Sony has announced the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet at Mobile World Congress today, marking a new flagship point for the flagship Android smartphone and tablet.
Starting with the Xperia Z2, Sony has iterated on the previous Xperia Z1 slightly, it is still the same glass front and back with aluminium accents, but the phone now has a 5.2-inch full HD display, it still has the 20.7MP rear camera and is waterproof.
The phone will run Android KitKat 4.4 at launch and internally it runs the 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and the ability to record in 4K, a new feature we are bound to see on most high-end Android devices this year.
Other than that, it is basically the same phone as last year, Sony may have not wanted to go all out on a new design and 2K display, simply because they will announce the Xperia Z3 at IFA or some other event in late 2014.
The Xperia Z2 Tablet has the exact same internals as the Xperia Z2 smartphone, even down to the same resolution on a larger 10.1-inch display. The design is almost the same, it is a waterproof tablet as we expected and comes with the option of LTE.
Sony says the Xperia Z2 Tablet is good for ten hours of video playback, a pretty impressive number that will stack up against the iPad. OfficeSuite Pro 7 has been added onto the tablet free of charge and Sony says they have beefed up security on the tablet, to make sure everything is secure.
Samsung has opened up the business tablet world, now that Apple is targeting this area too. This means Sony has to add some security features to make the Xperia Z2 Tablet compete against the Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 and other possible business tablets.
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