Sony Xperia Z2

Canadian carrier Bell has locked down an exclusive on the upcoming Sony Xperia Z2. This bad boy’s waterproof, shoots 4K video, and packs a beefy 3200 mAh battery. We got our filthy mitts all over the Z2 when it was announced back at MWC. The Canadian launch will also include that new Michael Jackson album preloaded.

The Z2 will go on sale in Canadian Sony stores and Bell locations starting in May. Though no price point was mentioned, you can sign up for availability notifications at Bell’s landing page. Doing so will also enter you for a chance to win one such Xperia Z2.

Source: Sony

Press release:

Sony Xperia® Z2 Coming to Canada Exclusively with Bell

Sign up at Bell.ca/XperiaZ2 for a chance to win an Xperia Z2

April 1, 2014, Toronto & Montreal – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) and Bell today announced the exclusive availability of Xperia Z2, Sony’s latest premium waterproof1 smartphone that combines the best of Sony’s display, sound, and camera experience.

“With Xperia Z2 we are delivering unique experiences to Canadians that only Sony can offer,” said Ravi Nookala, President of North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “We have redefined the new standard for a premium smartphone once again with Xperia Z2. Bringing a powerful and sophisticated waterproof design coupled with a camera offering an innovative experience that captures memories in stunning detail through 4K video recording and new ways to use the camera with more unique Xperia camera apps. We are delighted to work with Bell as the exclusive provider of Xperia Z2 in Canada because of its support for innovative technology products and mobile data services that take full advantage of 4G LTE.”

“Xperia Z2 has everything mobile customers are looking for: NFC for convenient and secure mobile payment compatibility, premier camera technology for sharing photos and video, and an amazing screen for watching their favourite shows on Bell Mobile TV. Bell is very proud to bring the Sony Xperia Z2 experience to Canadians, and it’s all enabled by the super-fast data speeds of Bell’s world-leading LTE wireless network,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility.

This waterproof and dust-resistant (IP55 & IP58) powerhouse also has a dedicated camera button that’s ready to capture the action anywhere, anytime – both in and out of the water.

Xperia Z2 features Sony’s proven camera technologies to deliver the most advanced video recorder ever in an 8.2 mm slim smartphone2. The 20.7 megapixel camera is matched with 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor, Sony’s award-winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine resulting in superb photo and video quality.

These features work together to bring you sharp, vivid and beautiful photos and videos no matter what the circumstances. With new enhanced video mode, you can now capture memories in stunning detail in 4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels/30p) at four times the detail of Full HD, delivering the world’s best camera and video recorder in a waterproof smartphone. Plus, SteadyShot™ image stabilization technology helps keep footage smooth even when walking.

The new Movie Creator allows you to trim and crop your videos so that you can easily pick out what you want to share. You can even insert dramatic slowdown effects at one or more places on the timeline of the video, then preview the results before you save and share your video.

The growing ecosystem of Xperia camera apps

Enhance the mobile experience with a growing range of innovative pre-loaded Xperia camera apps.

  • Timeshift video: To relive every moment of the action in slow motion detail, the new Timeshift video app lets you shoot in 120 frames per second to select scenes where you can slow the playback speed for dramatic slow motion effects.

  • Creative effect: Use a range of new creative effects for your photos and videos. These adjustments enhance your clips with a range of effects such as colours, image trails, mirror and motion effects.

  • Background defocus: Simulate a shallow depth of field to focus on what matters. Background defocus captures two photos at different focus settings and blends the different depths together, leading to a blurred out background for more professional looking photos.

  • AR effect: Now available for video recording, have some fun with your photos and videos with new augmented reality animations, including sound effects for video.

  • Vine: Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see – all from your camera’s viewfinder. Plus, using the dedicated camera button, you can capture Vine videos underwater as well.

Entertainment that only Sony can bring - out of the box and at your fingertips

With Xperia Z2, you will have access to an exclusive entertainment offer that includes six blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures, including Captain Phillips, through the Video Unlimited service as well as a 30-day free trial of the Music Unlimited service and eight PlayStation®Mobile games.

Key Features for Xperia Z2

  • Xperia Z2’s screen is built using the latest BRAVIA® TV technologies optimized for mobile. The 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile with Live Colour LED provides the widest palate of rich natural colours for the sharpest images and a viewing experience that is as close to reality as possible.

  • Fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE. The Snapdragon 801 also features the Adreno™ 330 GPU for rich graphics and gaming and a dual ISP for a seamless camera, camcorder and display experience.

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for one touch functionality such as mobile payments and connectivity with other devices.

  • The Xperia Lounge app is pre-loaded on Xperia Z2 and is your ticket to a world of entertainment and amazing experiences. With a variety of great music, sports and film content, Xperia Lounge gives you access to competitions and promotions that only Xperia can bring you.

  • 3200 mAh battery which provides outstanding battery performance with Battery STAMINA mode for longer-lasting battery life

  • Available in black, white and purple

Sony Xperia Z2 will be available across Canada exclusively from Bell Mobility in May 2014 at Sony and Bell stores, The Source locations as well as select retailers, online or by calling 1-888-4MOBILE.

To learn more and to pre-register for a chance to win a new Sony Xperia Z2, please visit Bell.ca/XperiaZ2.

 

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Sony Xperia Z2 to be a Bell exclusive in Canada, launching in May

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I'd buy this. To bad the idiots picked Bell exclusivity and it's not on sprint. Sorry Sony....you are missing out on so many sales.

Posted via the porcelain throne.

From the press release "We are delighted to work with Bell as the exclusive provider of Xperia Z2 in Canada"...not sure this would impact Sprint (or other carriers) in the US

Yea honestly eh, SUTPID move by Sony, I dunno what those cracker heads are thinking. Bad marketing, the fact that Sony now says they want to make a new flagship every 6 months is a really stupid move in itself.

They barely released Z2 and now they want to already release a new one by the end of the year.

Im on Rogers, and Rogers has the Z1, how friggen retarded that they make this a Bell exclusive.

yay that's means T-Mobile will get exclusivity here.... Galaxy S5 here I come

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Sony Canada is supposedly selling the unlocked International version of the Z2. Wonder if Sony USA will follow.

why focus on canada and england, and not the US?
Talk about priorities in the completely the wrong order.

I live 2 hours and 45 mins away!! Probably like 3 hours since I'm crossing the boarder. I want the Z2 on T-Mobile!!

Weekend road trip then? Sony Canada sold the International Z Ultra which works with T-Mobile USA. I'm assuming they'll do the same for the Z2.

3 hours from Richmond, BC. If this phone will work on T-Mobile I'll sell my G2 and drive up to Canada once this phone is available.

As I mentioned in another post - weekend road trip to Canada. Otherwise check if Expansys USA or Negri Electronics will carry the T-Mobile compatible version. I'm on WIND in Toronto so I need a pentaband AWS compatible version as well although T-Mobile is re-farming its 1700Mhz spectrum to 1900Mhz I believe.

This is promising news for us in the states here. Just means Sony is that much closer to bringing it to us. Whether it be exclusive on a carrier is beyond me, but if they are releasing it in Canada then America is just that much closer to an announcement. At least I hope lol.

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this is why sony is in the situation they are in have they not learned that you need to release on all carriers day 1 to compete whats wrong with them their marketing and strategy for mobile should be fired period this model has not worked in the past for them.

Sony simply cannot afford to do this. They need the carrier contracts to secure financing to manufacture the handsets. Sony's hardware business has taken a serious beating in recent years due to many bad decisions, and ridiculous capability limitations imposed to the hardware group by the all-powerful "content" side of the business. (Useless USB ports on TVs, while competitors' allow file playback, sub-par receivers, disappearing from the portable audio market they used to thoroughly own by becoming complacent... Etc..)

When will Sony learn? This exclusively crap doesn't work. Simple as that. You can't gain ground on your competitors by going exclusive on select carriers.

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Exclusivity is terrible but if Verizon gets this device I'll be happy for the next year at least

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Sony sucks. Exclusivity is horrible, but if it's exclusive to my network, it would be awesome..!!! Screw you suckers/other carriers!!!

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Bell exclusive in Canada...what's that tell you about what availability to expect in the US?

Sony: you want better sales figures? Open the floodgates in the US, please!!
I FUCKING HATE AT&T, AND SO DOES THE REST OF THE COUNTRY!!!

Sony Canada isn't even selling Z1 unlocked... Their "buy now" links to Telus ... Rodgers.. And Bell websites. Now with the exclusive rights given to Bell we won't see a unlocked Z2 offering. Now if we could get Sony to offer the compact unlocked for North America I would be happy!

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Negrielectronics.com. Buy it there. Or eBay.

My Z2 just arrived in the mail today. I bought it on eBay. I live in Minnesota. Can't wait to pick it up from DHL tonight!!!

Exclusivity agreements should be illegal. I honestly can't believe that these are allowed. It is probably the most anti-consumer practice in industry right now.