Not content to wait a couple of weeks till IFA 2014 (take from that what you will), Sony has quietly launched the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua.
In a nutshell, the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua boasts “the world’s highest level of waterproofing on a smartphone”, with a “price that suits everyone”. More wordage below.
You might recall the original Xperia M2 launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this past February, though at this stage in the game, you’d be forgiven for struggling to keep up with Sony’s seemingly arbitrary naming scheme.
The Xperia M2 was essentially a mid-range phone, a rather popular one according to Sony, and the Xperia M2 Aqua simply adds IP65/68 waterproofing. That means the handset can happily sit in water up to 1.5m in depth for up to 30 minutes.
Otherwise, Sony Xperia M2 Aqua specs are nigh on identical, so you can expect a 4.8in display (540 x 960), Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable), an 8MP rear camera, and token VGA front shooter.
At 2,300mAh, Sony says the Xperia M2 Aqua has the “highest smartphone battery capacity in its category”, though to be fair, there aren’t exactly tons of mid-range waterproof phones.
The Xperia M2 Aqua is pencilled in for an autumn 2014 release, and while we’re told it’s “affordable”, Sony doesn’t care to specify price just yet.