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Jul 9, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2a Now Official in Taiwan at NT$18,900 ($632/€464)




When it comes to considering the purchase of a new Android-based Sony smartphone this year, the Xperia Z3 appears to be the device to keep an eye on, yet the handset isn’t official as of now, and other phones in the company’s lineup are currently seeing expanded availability out there.

The Xperia Z2a (D6563) is one of them, and the device is now official in Taiwan, after being released in Japan earlier this year under the name of Xperia ZL2. The new device was announced there with support for the country’s full-band 4G LTE (700MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz) network, which makes it the first handset from Sony Mobile to include the functionality. According to a recent post on XperiaBlog, the new mobile phone was made public with a price tag of NT$18,900 (£369, €464, $632) attached to it, though carriers and retailers there might launch it cheaper. Apparently, wireless carriers such as Chunghwa Telecom, FarEasTone and Taiwan Mobile are set to add it to their offerings, and users will be able to choose between three different color flavors when purchasing it, including Black, White and Turquoise.

The Sony Xperia Z2a was announced in Taiwan with a 5-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a full HD resolution, while being powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) processor. Additionally, the mobile phone arrives on shelves with 3GB of RAM, as well as with 16GB of internal memory, and with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes. On the back, the handset features a 20.7-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor, capable of recording videos in full HD resolution. Apparently, Sony packed the mobile phone only with a VGA front camera. As you would expect from such a phone, the usual 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and GPS receiver capabilities are also included in the package, along with the entire set of common sensors.

The same as other phones in the Xperia Z series, the Xperia Z2a too sports dust- and water-resistant capabilities, being IP55 and IP58 certified. The smartphone runs under the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, but it also boasts a variety of customizations and exclusive features coming from Sony itself. Unfortunately, Sony hasn’t provided specific details on its plans for the release of Xperia Z2a on other markets out there as well, and it remains to be seen whether the company will make such a move at all. Keep an eye on this space for more on the matter.

Sony Xperia Z2a
Image credits to XperiaBlog

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