What Sony has to say on Samsung making Galaxy S5 Water-Dust Resistant ?

Sony launched its flagship device Xperia Z2 for first half of year 2014, successor of Xperia Z1 and Samsung launched its new flagship device Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 which interestingly has IP 67 certification for dust and water resistant. Well starting from Xperia Z, Sony has implemented the water and dust resistant certification in many devices and now it has become a signature feature of Sony’s flagship smartphones and tablets. Well on the other hand Samsung has made its flagship device dust and water resistant for the first time.

CNET asked a couple of questions to Sony Executives in US on what Sony has to say on Samsung making Galaxy S5 Water-Dust Resistant. Let’s check out the conversation…

“We started the waterproof trend”, “We’re not worried about it.” Ravi Nookala, head of Sony’s US mobile division told to CNET.

At Sony Mobile press conference MWC 2014, Kazuo Hirai, CEO Sony Corp. said he believes in “One Sony” and now it is the most important factor for Sony Corp.

As users are getting aware of water and dust resistant phones, it will eventually benefit Sony and Xperia Z line; said Nookala and Calum MacDougall, director of product marketing for the Xperia franchise.

“It starts a dialogue for waterproof and helps us tell our story,” MacDougall quoted.

Marking the Xperia Z1S water resistant feature they mentioned at present there are 700 T-Mobile Stores in US where Sony workers demonstrates users that how Xperia Z1S can survive under water ( by putting it in a water tank ) also and can shoot photos and videos easily. Ravi Nookala mentioned that users will ask the same question about Galaxy S5’s water resistant nature.

An interesting statement was quoted by MacDuugall on Sony Mobile launching mid range Xperia M2, that they don’t want to go cheap and damage the brand.

“Our focus is to secure value, not volume,” MacDougall said.

Well whatever is the case, users have to decide in the end which brand to choose and which device as companies can do any type of marketing regarding their devices but customer is king always.

We hope to see more Sony smartphones in future even some mid range Xperia also with water and dust resistant feature as currently this feature is only limited to high end devices. What do you think guys. Share your views with us on the above topic. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – CNET ]

Xperia Z2 Tablet with S801 SoC, 6.4mm Thin, 10.1″ FHD display launched at MWC 2014

Something extraordinary has finally arrived at MWC 2014 from Sony, yes as speculated before Sony has launched the second generation tablet of “Z” series as Xperia Z2 Tablet with the latest and fastest processor from Snapdragon, the successor of Xperia Tablet Z. Sony has also launched its flagship smartphone in form of Xperia Z2 and a new mid range device Xperia M2.

Xperia Z2 Tablet features 10.1″ FHD Triluminos display with live color LED, Snapdragon 801 SoC MSM8974AB 2.3 GHz quad core processor with 3 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 6.4mm thick and weighs around 426g for Wi-Fi/439g for LTE model which Sony has tagged as ‘world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet’ so far. Out of the box Xperia Z2 Tablet will feature new android 4.4.2 KitKat UI and 16 GB internal storage with SD card support upto 64 GB.

Let’s have a look at official gallery of Xperia Z2 Tablet from Sony.

Xperia Z2 Tablet with S801 SoC

KitKat Xperia Z2 Tablet10.1" FHD screen Xperia Z2 Tablet 6.4mm thick Xperia Z2 Tablet Xperia Z2 Tablet White Color Xperia Z2 Tablet Black color

Xperia Z2 Tablet sports 8.1 MP rear cam with no flash, 2.2 MP front cam with 6000mAH battery featuring Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging up to 75% faster than devices which don’t have this technology. Xperia Z2 tablet is expected to hit markets in March 2014 in black and white color.

Xperia Z2 Tablet Details Video

Xperia Z2 Tablet Accessories

DK39 Magnetic Charging Dock Xperia Z2 Tablet

DK39 Magnetic Charging Dock Xperia Z2 Tablet

BKC50 Xperia Z2 Tablet Cover Stand

BKC50 Xperia Z2 Tablet Cover Stand

BKC50 Tablet Cover Stand

BKC50 Tablet Cover Stand

BSC10 Magnetic Charging Pad

BSC10 Magnetic Charging Pad

Much awaited S-Force Surround Sound feature is also spotted on Xperia Z2 Tablet. Xperia Z2 Tablet features Digital Noise Cancelling technology which reduces ambient noises up to 98% when paired with MDR-NC31EM Digital Noise Cancelling headset. We don’t expect it to come cheap, get ready to shed loads of bucks from your pocket if you are looking to buy it.

We will update the pricing of Xperia Z2 Tablet as soon as it is out. Let us know guys if you are impressed by Xperia Z2 Tablet or not, well we are pretty much happy to see such a tablet. Drop your comments below.

Sony posts Video Teaser for Something extraordinary is coming at MWC 24 Feb

Exactly after Sony sent emails for “Something extraordinary is coming” campaign for MWC 2014, 24 Feb Conference and tweeting the same with #XperiaDetails hashtag; just now Sony posted a video teaser of “Something extraordinary is coming” at MWC 2014. What is seen in video is a red cloth flying in an artistic way, though nothing can be judged from the video about next generation device yet. It may happen red color in video indicates towards Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware getting unveiled with new Xperia UI.

This is the #2 teaser from Sony for “Something extraordinary is coming” campaign after posting a flash pic related to the same. Have a look the video below.

#1 Flash Pic posted a bit moment ago.

Xperia Z2 teaser MWC

As we know Sony they will continue featuring more teasers till MWC 2014 event, hope to see some sight of new flagship device in next teaser pic or video.

Sony Mobile MWC Event on 24 February 2014 Barcelona at 08:30 CET

We will keep bringing more and more teaser info, stay tuned. Drop your comments below.

Sony teases by saying “Something extraordinary is coming” in email about next Xperia Flagship at MWC 2014

We all know that on 24 Feb Sony’s press conference is due at MWC 2104 event and it is expected Sony will unveil the next generation of “Best of Sony” in form of Sony D6503 Sirius aka Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Just now we noticed an email from Sony Mobile which is being sent out with wording “Something extraordinary is coming”…Hear it from us first. In the email it says “Very soon you’ll be able to experience why the latest from Sony Mobile is extraordinary in every way“.

Sony Mobile is inviting people to pre-register so they get to know about it as soon as it is out. As the wordings from Sony came just a few days before MWC 2014, it is probably about the new generation Sony Xperia Smartphone and Tablet or it can be something else too.

[ UPDATE – 22 Feb ]

Sony posts Video Teaser for Something extraordinary is coming at MWC 24 Feb

Let’s have a look at the email from Sony. To Pre-Register for the below news, follow this Sony registration link.

Something extraordinary is coming form Sony at MWC 2014

As the info grabbed from the registration link, Sony is teasing now about its next Xperia flagship device.

Sony Mobile is also tweeting regarding this #XperiaDetails hashtag and seen posting a pic on Google+ and Facebook, which has something to do with the latest Xperia flagship.

Let’s have a look at Sony Mobile’s tease pic for next Xperia flagship.

Xperia Z2 teaser MWC

Xperia Z2 Teaser pic from Sony

We are very excited about Sony’s MWC 2014 event and hopefully all Xperia fans are. Check below details about Sony’s press conference.

Sony Mobile MWC Event on 24 February 2014 Barcelona at 08:30 CET

What are you expecting fells from Sony at MWC 2014 event. We hope to see some good mid range devices also. Rumors say that we may see Xperia Z2 Ultra and Sony Xperia G also. We hope whatever is this “Something extraordinary is coming”, don’t disappoint fans. Drop your comments below.

Sony Mobile MWC Event on 24 February 2014 Barcelona at 08:30 CET

It’s time for Mobile World Congress Barcelona event starting from 24-27 February 2014. At CES we saw Sony launching two high end devices viz. Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1S LTE, as Sony already mentioned that no flagship device will be launched at CES 2014 so will it be at MWC 2014. MWC14 Brochures are out now so the timings and details of Sony Mobile press conference at MWC 2014 in Barcelona.

As what MWC14 brochures say, Sony’s press conference under category “device” will take place on 24 February 2014 at 08.30 CET at stands Hall 2 Stand 2P60 and Hall 3 Stand 3M10, so if you are going to attend the MWC 2014 event, don’t forgot to visit Sony’s stand.

Check below the Sony’s MWC Event’s location details.

Sony Mobile MWC Event on 24 February 2014 Barcelona


Event will go live at 08.30 CET means 13.00 IST / 07.30 BST, live streaming video link will be soon updated.

It is expected that Sony will announce Sony D6503 aka Sony “Sirius” and a new tablet, successor of Xperia Tablet Z in form of Sony SGP521 codenamed “Castor” at MWC 2014 event. We may or may not see new mid range devices in form of  Sony D23XX at MWC 2014.

Download MWC14 eBrochure

Below you can browse the eBrochure in 3D effects.

View MWC14 eBrochure

So are you excited guys about Sony D6503 ? Well we are as Sony will also present its new Xperia KitKat UI with it. Let us know, drop your comments below.