Sony Deep in Waters at IFA 2014? Looks So!

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Sep 1, 2014
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Sony has a huge line-up of both high-end and affordable devices set for IFA this year. If rumors are to be trusted, Sony will be launching its upcoming flagship Sony Xperia Z3 at the press event on September 4, 2014 in Berlin. However, before the Z3 comes and takes on its predecessors making them a mere history, Sony is giving its “still current” flagship, the Sony Xperia Z2, a deserved last minute limelight. Well, it is not what you’d expect in some sort of farewell good words, it’s actually in the shape of a pretty video capturing “river football” – wait, what!

While the entire video isn’t shot using Xperia Z2, some of the shots carry the “Shot on the Xperia Z2 from Sony” on the screen. The video is titled “The Xperia Z2 presents the untold story of a river football hero” and we are quite thankful to Sony for introducing us to this century-old game of water-soccer. It wasn’t the name? Well, it all means the same anyway.sony at IFA 2014

Sony at IFA 2014:

Sony seems to be quite excited about IFA this year as it keeps posting one thing or the other about its products prior to the event. We can’t hate Sony for it as it becomes quite hard not to share some bits from the sheer anticipation that this time of the year brings to you. Sony has already launched a teaser for IFA ahead of this latest River Windrush video. In a recent sharing, Sony said that it’s deep at this IFA. Oops:

@SonyUKWe’ll be getting deep at #IFA2014. But how deep..? #SonyIFASony at IFA 2014

Along with this tweet, Sony UK has shared a sub aquatic image written 2m? and an arrow probably suggesting that Sony has a product that will be one extremely water-resistant device. Sony recently unveiled its Xperia M2 Aqua with IP65 / IP68 certification considered as the most water-resistant device so far. However, even the Xperia Aqua can not be submerged below 1.5 meters according to manufacturer’s own specifications.

Is Sony hinting that one of its expected products (flagship Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact) will be more water-resistant? We will know that for sure once IFA starts!

According to rumors, Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 will be unveiled at a press event on September 4, 2014. Z3 will feature a 5.2-inch triluminous display and will be powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801. Xperia Z3 Compact will feature same internal specs as Z3 but will sport a smaller 4.7-inch 720 x 1,280 display. Sony’s Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is alleged to be the thinnest and the lightest waterproof tablet in the world. Z3 Tablet is 6.4mm thin and will feature same specs as Z3 while having an 8-inch 1,080 x 1,920 display.

Sony is also reported to reveal a new Smartwatch 3 and a new SmartBand at its press event. Smartwatch 3 is a 1.68-inches display with 320 x 320 resolution with IP58 certification. The latest band, titled as SmartBand Talk, will feature a curved e-ink display bringing notification and some smartwatch-like functionality to the tracker.Sony at IFA 2014

Sony at IFA, Berlin: It looks like Sony has quite an strong array of products ready to be launched this year at IFA. We are specifically looking forward to the Z3 Compact and Z3 Compact Tablet as they promise something Xperia Z2 delivered but with different highlights.

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