Sony could launch its 2014 flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, in India on May 8. The Japanese smartphone vendor has started sending invitation to the media for the launch event, ET reports. The Xperia Z2 will join the ranks of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) in a battle to be the best flagship Android smartphone of the year. LG hasn’t yet revealed its flagship product, the G3, which is expected to be unveiled for the first time later this month.
The Xperia Z2 was first unveiled at MWC in February but the rollout got delayed after Sony faced component shortages. Earlier the company had suggested it would be launched worldwide in March. The smartphone was rolled out across Europe earlier this week and buyers in India can pre-register for the Xperia Z2 from Sony’s India website.
On the specifications front, the Xperia Z2 is the most loaded one among the Galaxy S5 and the One (M8) without what many might considered to be cosmetic features like a heart rate monitor in the Galaxy S5 and the Duo Camera in the One (M8). The Xperia Z2 carries forward the same OmniBalance design like its predecessor and there is actually very little to differentiate between the two.
It features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a whopping 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a 20.7-megapixel camera that is now also able to shoot videos in 4K resolution. Like all high-end Xperia smartphones, the Xperia Z2 is dust and water proof as well.
There is no word on its India pricing at the moment.