24 February 2014, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – Building on the successes of last year, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications forecasts 2014 to be transformational: bigger, bolder and better.
“Entertainment is in Sony’s spirit. We believe there’s a distinct difference between having, and feeling experiences,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “This remains true within everything we do – for us, 2014 is about bringing the best Sony technology and content together, and taking it further to create absolutely unprecedented, evocative and unique user experiences.”
The beacon of Sony’s pace of innovation, and latest addition to the premium Z series – Xperia Z2 is Sony’s best ever premium waterproof smartphone. It combines Sony’s camera and camcorder technologies, acclaimed TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, the world’s first digital noise cancelling technology in a smartphone2 and signature OmniBalance design.
A new enhanced video mode captures and preserves memories in stunningly detailed 4K resolution, and SteadyShot™ image stabilisation ensures footage stays smooth and clear, even if you are walking.
Unique to Sony, XperiaZ2 is underpinned by an out-of-the-box introductory content offer3 that includes six blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures, including Captain Phillips, through the Video Unlimited service as well as 30 days free trial of the Music Unlimited4 service and a range of PlayStation®Mobile games
Xperia Z2 will launch globally from March 2014.
Building on the success of the acclaimed Xperia Tablet Z, Sony introduced Xperia Z2 Tablet, representing the pinnacle of tablet innovation.
Sharing many of the same exciting features as Xperia Z2, XperiaZ2 Tablet features the TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, and digital noise cancelling technology for no-compromise entertainment viewing and listening experiences.
At launch it will be supported by a number of innovative accessories, including BSC10 Bluetooth® Speaker dock with Magnetic Charging Pad and the BRH10 Bluetooth® Remote with Handset Function, to boost the movie and gaming experience.
Xperia Z2 Tablet will hit markets worldwide from March 2014.
Reinforcing a commitment to bringing the best smartphone technology to the widest range of consumers, the ultra-fast Xperia M2 features Sony’s premium experiences. OmniBalance design, a razor sharp 8MP camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile, stunning processor performance, 4G LTE connectivity and a long-lasting battery all feature in this mid-range smartphone.
Xperia M2 will be supported by a unique entertainment package3 of 3 blockbuster movies, 30 days free trial of the Music Unlimited4 service and a range of PlayStation®Mobile games.
XperiaM2 will be available worldwide from April 2014.
First introduced at CES, SmartBand SWR10 is the first product within the SmartWear Experience vision – a new user experience based around three core pillars – Lifelogging, “Wearing smart” and “Life tools”.
It represents a different proposition that goes beyond health or fitness tracking. SmartWear Experience is grounded in logging life; entertainment and social activities, in a useful and colourful way – users can reminisce at the past, make the best of the present and plan for the future.
SmartBand and Lifelog application will be available from March 2014 in over 60 markets worldwide.
Sony also revealed that SmartBand, along with SmartWatch 2, are official smartphone accessories of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Along with custom themes and wearable styles, a new application will be available through Xperia Lounge that will enable fans to stay in the know as the tournament unfolds, and remain updated on all the highs and lows through subtle alerts.
To celebrate the launch of Xperia Z2, Sony Mobile today unveiled #XperiaDetails.
The campaign is centered upon a 90 second brand film, depicting a day in the life of French dancer & choreographer Jeremié Bélingard.
In addition to the 90 second piece, a series of five 30 second vignettes will be rolled out over the weeks ahead, to explain key experiences on offer to the Xperia Z2 user in more detail. Digital noise cancelling, TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, 4K resolution video, waterproofing and SmartWear Experience will feature in Bélingard’s interaction with Xperia Z2.
Sony’s new Xperia™ Z2 campaign film can be viewed for the first time on Sony Mobile’s YouTube channel now.
1 Xperia™ Z2 is a waterproof smartphone (in compliance with IP55/58††) featuring 4K video capture with a 20.7MP camera. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 21st February 2014, for more information on Strategy Analytics results go to: www.sonymobile.com/testresults/
2 Compatible headphones required. The Xperia™ Z2 features unique digital noise cancelling (DNC) technology optimised for use with Sony DNC headphones (optional extra). Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 21st February 2014.
3 Subject to market availability. Movies offer available in 40 markets.
4 Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region. Please visit www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details. The number of tracks available from this catalogue varies by country and may be fewer than stated.
5 Tablet with an 8-inch or above display size. The Xperia™ Z2 Tablet is a waterproof (in compliance with IP55/58††) tablet. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 21st February 2014, for more information on Strategy Analytics results go to: www.sonymobile.com/testresults. In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia™ Z2 Tablet is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metres of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58.
6 “Class” is defined by Strategy Analytics as 4G smartphones less than 220 Euro MSRP/RRP at launch on global distribution. The XperiaTM M2 has a 4.8-inch qHD display. XperiaTM M2 specifications were verified against all other smartphones in the same class. Source: Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX and PriceTRAX services, 29th January 2014. For more information on Strategy analytics results visit www.sonymobile.com/testresults/.