To improve upon the recently released Xperia Z1, Sony is purportedly going to manufacture the Xperia Z2 to have a full HD 5.2 inch display with an incredibly impressive 506 pixels per inch.
This tops the Xperia Z1’s 5 inch display and 441 pixels per inch, but Xperia would be foolish to release another flagship phone and only improve upon the screen quality. So what will the Xperia Z2 have that the Xperia Z1 won’t?
According to rumors, the Z2 will sport a similar Snapdragon quad core processor as its predecessor, and will even have the same 20.7 Megapixel camera. However, a slight difference in the camera will make the Z2 able to produce brighter and clearer shots in varying light conditions when compared to the Z1. The difference is that the Sony G camera lens will be accompanied by a Xenon flash on the Xperia Z2, as opposed to the Xperia Z1’s LED flash.
The handset will most likely have 3GB RAM, and will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Perhaps it’s just me, but the Xperia Z2 seems to only be a slight incremental increase from the Xperia Z1. It doesn’t make sense for Sony to release another handset so soon. This isn’t the first time this strange behavior from Sony has occurred either- in fact, it wasn’t very long after the release of the Xperia Z ultra that the Xperia Z1 was released.
What’s to say that when the Xperia Z2 launches on its rumored April 2014 release date, Sony won’t unveil the Xperia Z3 with another tiny increase in performance?
This is making those interested in Sony’s smartphones stuck between waiting for a new model or splashing out on a current gen version instead, and when considering many purchase 2 year contracts to gain these phones, it doesn’t make sense for Sony to release handsets within such a small window to people who have to invest so much into buying a smartphone.