Sony Xperia Z2 hits shelves on May 12 for Rs 49,990, SmartBand launched too

Sony has officially taken the wraps off the Xperia Z2 in India, making it the third flagship phone of 2014 to touchdown. The device is priced at Rs 49,990 which makes it as costly as the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 that are retailing for Rs 49,900 and Rs 51,500 (or Rs 46,831 via online retailer), respectively.

The Sony Xperia Z2 has received a lot of praise since its debut at the MWC 2014 and even with the company running into a few production problems, demand for the device is still soaring. The handset is an evolution of its predecessor with various new features onboard. The overall design looks quite similar to last year’s model, but there are many improvements. Firstly, the display is slightly larger with better viewing angles.

Sony Xperia Z2

The camera on the rear is the same 20.7MP G Lens, but with enhanced capabilities including 4K video capture. The processing power and memory has been improved as well. The device is now powered by a slightly faster SOC, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801, with 3GB of RAM. The internal memory is the same at 16GB, but the microSD card slot can handle up to 128GB. Unlike the HTC One M8 that offers LTE support in India, the Xperia Z2 will only be compatible with HSPA+ and GSM networks.

The Sony Xperia Z2 will go on sale in the usual shades of black, white and purple starting May 12. Buyers will be treated to 6 free movies from Sony Pictures, 30 days free trial of Music Unlimited and exclusive PlayStation Mobile games. The company has also launched the SmartBand fitness tracker which is tagged at Rs 5,990.

Key specs of the Xperia Z2:

– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 5.2-inch 1080p IPS panel
– SOC: 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801, quad core
– RAM: 3GB
– Storage: 16GB internal, 128GB expandable
– Camera: 20.7MP rear, 2.2MP front
– Battery: 3200mAh
– Dimensions: 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 millimeters
– Weight: 163 grams