By Segun Oniyide
Though it’s barely been six months since the last flagship Xperia phone was announced, Sony went ahead and showed off the Z2. It’s an 8.2mm-thick smartphone with next-gen specs and a 5.2-inch screen. It will also be the first to make use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor, which should allow for class-leading processing performance. Backing up the
silicon are 3 gigabytes of RAM, a 3200mAh battery, and a dedicated BIONZ image processor for the camera.Though the Xperia Z2 boasts features like water resistance and a super-thin design, it’s the camera that’s the star of the show. Sporting a 20.7-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch sensor, not only is the Z2 is capable of taking stills that rival those taken by your trusty point-and-shoot, but it can also record 4K video at 30 frames per second. It remains to be seen how well those specs translate into real world usability, but they’re certainly impressive on paper.