Sony has officially announced a new variant from its Xperia M2 flagship Android smartphone. It’s called the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, which is the company’s first mid-range smartphone to provide a built-in waterproof. The phone fits IP65/68 rating for waterproofing. There are two different color options – black and white.
Company says owner of this smartphone will get the best of Sony technology and entertainment with them wherever they go – even come rain or shine. Keep in mind that the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua comes with similar basic features as the regular Xperia M2 smartphone. However, the new handset is capable to submerging up to 5 feet of water for a half hour and of course, without damaging it.
Ok, rounding up the spec sheet are the 4.8-inch display with a resolution of qHD 540 x 960 pixels. The inside is a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM.
It also comes packed with only 8GB of storage, but users can further expand internal memory up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The waterproof Sony Xperia M2 Aqua smartphone has an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and 4x digital zoom. Moreover, it features LED flash, Red-eye reduction, geo-tagging and more. On the back, you’ll find a 1.1-megapixel camera for VGA video recording, video chats, and selfie poses.
New Xperia M2 Aqua phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat software coupled with a 2330 mAh battery. Its connectivity including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC and WiFi. This phone would be available in Europe, Latin American and the Asia Pacific regions this autumn. Anyway, the pricing detail for the new smartphone haven’t been mentioned, nor the exact dates when the device will show up in retail.