Sony announces waterproof Xperia M2 Aqua

Sony Xperia M2 AquaSony unveiled the mid-range Xperia M2 back in February at Mobile World Congress alongside the flagship Xperia Z2. Among the many differences between the two devices was the fact that the Xperia M2 was not waterproof like its more powerful sibling. Sony yesterday announced the Xperia M2 Aqua which essentially adds waterproof capabilities to the Xperia M2.

“Xperia M2 Aqua is a significant milestone in our product portfolio as we bring yet another of our signature technologies to a new category of smartphones,” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile. “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.”

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.8-inch qHD (540×960 / 230PPI)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal storage: 8GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP AF with Sony Exmor RS sensor and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.1MP
  • Battery: 2,330mAh
  • Dimensions: 140 × 72 × 8.6 millimeters
  • Weight: 149 grams
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Other: Dust and waterproof (IP65 and IP68)

The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua will launch this Autumn in markets in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Availability in North America and pricing details were not announced.

Source : Sony Mobile Communications