At a packed press conference in Barcelona, Sony unveils its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2.
True to the rumours, the Xperia Z2 features a 5.2-inch screen, a waterproof design and an aluminium trimmed body.
The biggest change from the Xpeira Z1 is its power under the hood: the Xperia Z2 sports a mighty 2.3GHz processor with the brand new Snapdroagon 801 chipset- not the 805 we were expecting. Pair that with a whopping 3GB of RAM and you've got one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.
Although word on the street was that Sony would upgrade the Z2's screen resolution, it seems that the device sports the same 1080 x 1920 resolution, but with "Live Colour LED" technology making the dusplay that bit sharper than its predecessor.
Again despite the rumours, the Sony Xperia Z2 will stick with the same 20.7MP camera, which is no disappointment based on the performance of the Xperia Z1. However, the Z2 is capable of 4K video recording, and an enhanced camera mode app allows for users to tart up their videos like a professional.
Sony has also launched its new flagship tablet, the Z2 tablet, alongside its smartphone counterpart.
The Z2 tablet offers much the same as the smartphone, including a Snapragon 801 chipset and 3GB of RAM, putting it right out there as a leading tablet for 2014.
Whilst bulking up on specs, the Z2 tablet has managed to trim down in size, cutting down from 6.9mm in thickness to 6.4mm, and from 495 grams to just 426g in weight.
Sony is keeping its lips sealed when it comes to the price tag of the new Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and tablets, though it has announced that both devices will be available in March.
Sony Xperia M2
Not only has Sony wowed the crowds with its range of Xperia Z2 devices, but the company has also announced the mid-range M2.
The Xperia M2 will be an upgrade from the Xperia M, released last September, and will sport an average 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 4.8-inch screen.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel