Sony has launched a new version of their Xperia M2, the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, and according to Sony, this is their first mid range handset to use the company’s waterproofing technology.
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is equipped with a 4.8 inch qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, the handset is powered by a quad core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and it also comes with 1GB of RAM.
Other specifications on the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua include 8GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot which can take up to 32GB cards.
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua comes with a front facing 1.1 megapixel camera for VGA video, the rear camera is an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and 4x digital zoom, there is also an LED flash, Red-eye reduction, geo tagging and more.
The handset comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC and WiFi, it is also equipped with a 2330 mAh battery and it comes with Android 4.4 KitKat.
“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.”
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua comes with an IP65/68 rating for waterproofing, and the device will be available in two colors, black and white, there are no details on pricing, but the handset will be launching in Europe, Latin American and the Asia Pacific regions this autumn.