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