Xperia Z2a

Sony has announced the Xperia Z2a for the Taiwanese market today. With a 5-inch full-HD display and a Snapdragon 801, the Xperia Z2a is a rebranded Xperia ZL2 that was announced in Japan earlier this year.

The Xperia Z2a differs slightly from the Xperia Z2 in that the aluminium band that is present on the sides of the Xperia Z2 is not seen on the Z2a. Other than that and the minor variations in dimensions owing to the smaller screen size, the Xperia Z2a is visually similar to the Xperia Z2, and is also certified IP58 water and dust resistant.

Under the hood, the Xperia Z2a features 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 64 GB, 20.7 MP camera with 4K video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4. The device is launching in three color variants: black, white and turquoise.

The Xperia Z2a is the first handset to support all LTE bands in Taiwan and will be available on major carriers including Chunghwa Telecom, FarEasTone and Taiwan Mobile to the equivalent of $630 (NT$ 18,900). At this stage, there isn't any information to suggest that this device will be available outside of Taiwan.

Source: Sony Taiwan

 
There are 9 comments

jlczl says:

It's almost as if Sony is trying to prove the US market is completely unnecessary to be a successful smartphone giant.

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DJCBS says:

And judging by their steady growth in Europe and Asia, I think they're being successful at that.

ki11ak3nn says:

But just think about how much more money they would make by selling phones here. I'm on T-Mobile and I was excited about my JUMP upgrade and getting the Z2. Since T-Mobile has the Z, Z1, and Z1s. The next natural progression would be the Z2 right??

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DJCBS says:

That's true, but the US market is basically an Apple/Samsung monopoly. And the fact that you folks there are at the mercy of carriers, it just makes everything worse.
Nokia did the mistake of wasting money trying to enter the US market and neglected Europe to the point of ending as they did.
I think it's understandable that Sony is trying to avoid the same path. IF eventually the US market starts demanding more Sony phones, carriers will eventually approach Sony about it.

dli7319 says:

I saw that today passing by a store in Taiwan. Was wondering what the a stood for. Pretty disappointing that this isn't the normal Z2 but a ZL instead.

ShadoWolf_TA says:

Looks like a great phone.

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TKL74 says:

Front facing camera of 0.3 MP on the Z2a... this camera is like from a decade ago? lol

Dreadcthulhu says:

If you wanna take a lot of selfies, Sony's got a phone for that. The Xperia C3, with a 5 mp front camera that also has a led flash.

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the1m.polo says:

Eff Sony!!!! I wanted the Z2, but now, eff em!! Plenty of other options

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