Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sony introduces Xperia Z2, its new premium flagship waterproof smartphone with best ever display and 4K recording

  • The world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone1 with Sony’s proven camera technologies: Award-winning “G Lens”, 20.7 MP “Exmor RS for mobile” CMOS image sensor and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine
  • Capture video in 4K resolution with SteadyShot, complemented by new Xperia™ camera apps such as Timeshift video and new AR effect 
  • Brightest and most vivid viewing experience ever on 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with Live Colour LED powered by X-Reality for mobile
  • The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE for fast performance, 3GB RAM and high capacity 3200 mAh battery in an 8.2mm slim smartphone
  • From 12th May to 13th June, Xperia™ Z2 users will be able to download unreleased tracks from Michael Jackson’s posthumous compilation album XSCAPE for free.

15th May 2014, Kuala Lumpur – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia™ Z2, Sony’s best ever premium waterproof smartphone combining its best display, sound, camera and camcorder experience as well as an exclusive entertainment offer and a growing ecosystem of companion products to the Malaysian market. The Xperia™ Z2 is the newest addition to Sony’s premium Z series.

“With Xperia™ Z2 we have taken our premium Z series to the next level, delivering unique experiences that only Sony can offer,” said Cheong Wah Tong, Malaysia Head of Market, Sony Mobile Communications. “We have redefined the smartphone once again through our camera. Xperia™ Z2 offers an innovative experience that captures memories in stunning detail through 4K video shooting, or offers new ways to use the camera with our unique Xperia™ camera apps. Furthermore, the Best of Sony has been delivered in the sound quality and customers are now able to listen to their music even in noisy environments without interruptions thanks to our acclaimed digital noise cancelling technology.”
The world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone1
Capture and relive every detail with Xperia™ Z2’s camera and camcorder. Xperia™ Z2 features Sony’s proven camera technologies to deliver the unbeatable combination of the world’s best mobile camera and our most advanced camcorder ever in and 8.2 mm slim smartphone. The 20.7 megapixel camera is matched with 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor, Sony’s award-winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ for mobile image processing engine resulting in superb photo and video quality.

These features work together to bring you sharp, vivid and beautiful photos and videos no matter what the circumstances. With new enhanced video mode, you can now capture memories in stunning detail in 4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels/30p) at four times the detail of Full HD, delivering the world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone1. Plus, SteadyShot image stabilisation technology ensures your footage will stay smooth even if you are walking. The new Movie Creator allows you to trim and crop your videos so that you can easily pick out what you want to share. Insert dramatic slowdown effects at one or more places on the timeline of the video, then preview the results before you save and share your video.

The smartest smartphone around with a growing ecosystem of Xperia™ camera apps
Enhance your mobile experience with a growing range of innovative Xperia™ camera apps. In addition to Info-eye, Social live and Timeshift burst, Xperia™ Z2 also comes pre-loaded with new Xperia™ camera apps for both photo and video. Other than the the fun and useful pre-loaded Xperia™ camera applications, there’s a whole range of extra apps for you to enjoy. Simply go into your camera viewfinder, tap the camera mode icon and then click on ‘+Apps’ to see all the latest apps available on Sony Select to enhance your smartphone experience.
Our best design with our highest level of waterproofing
The Xperia™ Z2 Android smartphone is designed with the user in mind, drawing on Sony’s expertise in premium craftsmanship. Evolving Sony’s stunning OmniBalance design, Xperia™ Z2 has a slimmer and more comfortable feel by having the glass panels encased in a single, solid aluminium frame with smoother edges. This dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58) powerhouse blends beauty with function. The dedicated camera button means that you’re ready to capture the action wherever you are – both in and out of the water. Plus, the stunning 5.2” display, balanced with symmetry in design, provides a natural feel when held in your hand.

Bringing the viewing experience to life in bright and vivid detail
To enjoy the latest content in stunning quality and vivid colour, Xperia™ Z2’s screen is built using the latest BRAVIA TV technologies optimised for mobile. The 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS display for mobile with Live Colour LED provides the widest palate of rich natural colours for the sharpest images and a viewing experience that is as close to reality as possible.

Enjoy ultra-fast performance with a battery you can rely on
Xperia™ Z2 is armed with the power to multi-task and enjoy everything from super-fast web surfing to video streaming without the wait. With the fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE, Xperia™ Z2 offers ultra-fast performance for the apps and entertainment you want to enjoy, without the interruptions. The Snapdragon 801 also features the Adreno 330 GPU for rich graphics and gaming and a dual ISP for a seamless camera, camcorder and display experience.

Xperia™ Z2 also includes a large 3200 mAh battery which provides outstanding, class-leading battery performance. Plus, with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, you can stay connected even longer, as it automatically turns off the functions you don’t need to save power when your display is inactive. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again.

Unrivalled ecosystem of companion products and smart accessories, including SmartWear
Sony offers the most comprehensive range of innovative companion products and accessories to give you new ways to use and enjoy your smartphone, with one of them being the SmartBand SWR10. The SmartBand works with Xperia™ Z2 to log your life in partnership with the Lifelog application, creating an automatic 24/7 diary of your activities, entertainment and memories. Plus, with SmartBand you’ll never need to worry about losing your phone or missing a call with a series of customisable smart notifications delivered straight to your wrist.

Exclusive offers available for a limited time
For a limited time only, every purchase of the Xperia™ Z2 will come with a Magnetic Charging Dock DK36 and Xperia Transfer Cable EC310 worth RM189. Extending its viewing and listening experiences, the Xperia Z2 also comes with additional content offering worth RM700 including six months free subscription to Akazoo, a social media music app that comes preloaded on the Xperia™ Z2, providing users with access to a music library of more than 15 million tracks. Xperia™ Z2 users will be able to download up to six movies for free via the preloaded Privilege Movies app. Even more, Xperia Z2 users will also receive a six month premium access to ShareInvestors app and Q0010 shopping vouchers. That’s not all because from 12th May to 13th June, Xperia™ Z2 users will be able to download previously unreleased tracks and recently launched posthumous compilation album, XSCAPE by Michael Jackson worth RM150.

Availability and RRP
The Xperia™ Z2 that comes with LTE is available in the choice of black, white or purple at a recommended retail price of RM2,399.

Sony also introduces its most innovative tablet yet with Xperia Z2 Tablet
The Xperia Z2 tablet is also now available in Malaysia in both Wi-Fi and LTE variants at a recommended retail price of RM1,999 and RM2,299 respectively.

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