Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia ZL2 (SOL25) cousin named the Sony Xperia Z2a in Taiwanese markets. It is the company’s first phone to support full band 4G-LTE networks in Taiwan. The phone will go on sale sometime in July 2014 and will be available in Black, White and Turquoise color options. There is no word on the pricing.
The Sony Xperia Z2a share almost the same specifications as the ZL2 (announced for Japanese Markets) with the only major difference being that the Z2a has 16GB Internal Storage while the ZL2 comes with 32GB.
Sony Xperia Z2a Features
The phone features 5-Inch LCD Triluminos Display with 1920 x 1080 Pixel Resolution. The screen also utilizes Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, X-Reality Engine and Optimistic Contrast panel to further enhance the color output.
The Sony Xperia Z2a is no less than a beast in terms of hardware. It is powered by 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB Processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of DDR3 RAM. There is 16GB of Internal Storage which is further expandable up to 32GB using Micro SD Card.
On the Camera Front, the handset sports a 20.7 Mega Pixel rear sensor with Sony’s 1/2.3 CMOS EXMOR R5 Lens. Other camera features include LED Flash, Auto Focus, digital zoom, HDR, Image stabilization, face / smile detection, Geo-Tagging and 4K Recording capabilities. The device also comes with a 3.1 Mega pixel front facing camera.
The Sony Xperia Z2a is powered by 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery which churns out 22.3 Hours of Talk Time. It also runs on Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS out of the box. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, 4G-LTE network support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band, DLNA, A-GPS / GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth V4.0, MicroUSB V2.0 with MHL, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack etc.
Sony Xperia Z2a Specifications
|Name||Sony Xperia Z2a|
|Body||Dimensions||137 x 72 x 10.8 mm, IP55 / IP58 Rating – Dust and Water Resistant|
|SIM||Single Micro SIM|
|Network||GSM||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|WCDMA||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G-LTE||700 / 900 / 1800 MHz|
|Data Speed||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, 4G-LTE|
|Technology||LCD Triluminos Capacitive Touch Screen, X-Reality Engine, Optimistic Contrast Panel, Sony BRAVIA Engine 2|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Multi-touch||Yes, 10 point|
|Chipset||CPU||2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB Processor|
|Expandable||Expandable up to 128GB via Micro SD Card|
|Camera||Front||3.1 Mega Pixels|
|Rear||20.7 Mega Pixels|
|Camera Features||Sony 1/2.3 CMOS EXMOR R5 Lens, LED Flash, Auto Focus, Face / Smile Detection, HDR, Digital Zoom, Image Stabilization, Geo-Tagging, 4K Recording|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Battery||Capacity||3000 mAh Li-Ion|
|Talk Time||up to 22.3 Hours|
|Connectivity||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band, DLNA|
|USB||MicroUSB V2.0 with MHL|
|FM Radio||Yes, Stereo FM with RDS|
|Sensors||Light Sensor, Proximity, Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Formats||Audio*||MP3, AMR-NB, Wav, AAC, AAC+, MIDI|
|Video*||MPEG4, DivX, MP4|
|Others||SNS applications, Photo viewer/editor, Document viewer, Organizer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input|