Sony Xperia M2 Aqua smartphone unveiled with the highest waterproof rating

Sony has launched a water- and dust-resistant version of its mid-range smartphone, Xperia M2 Aqua. The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua features the highest level of waterproof rating (IP65/68) and comes with a tagline ‘waterproof smartphone for everyone.’


“Xperia M2 Aqua is a significant milestone in our product portfolio as we bring yet another of our signature technologies to a new category of smartphones,” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile. “The popularity of Xperia M2 showed us that there was a huge demand for premium Sony features at an affordable price-point. Following consumer feedback, we’ve now taken this a step further by bringing our waterproof expertise to a mid-range smartphone for the first time with Xperia M2 Aqua. It is a smartphone that lets customers take the best of Sony technology and entertainment with them wherever they go – come rain or shine – and we are excited to bring it to market.”

The smartphone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 GPU. The device sports a 4.8-inch (540×960 pixels) display. The smartphone features a 8MP camera with Exmor RS sensor, HDR imaging and Steadyshot for video. It also includes 1.1MP front-facing camera. The device also includes 1GB of RAM, along with 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable upto 32GB with a microSD card. The smartphone packs a 2300mAh battery. The device supports 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and ANT+ for sports accessories. The smartphone is preloaded with Lifelog app for Smartband SW10.

The smartphone will be available in black and white colour variants and will roll out from Autumn 2014 to markets including Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

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