Xperia Z2a announced in Taiwan; launches July 2014

by XB on 10th June 2014

in Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia T3, Xperia Z2

Xperia Z2a Hands-on_1Sony Mobile Taiwan has announced the Xperia Z2a for the region, as expected. The model is basically the same phone as the Xperia ZL2 (SOL25) that was announced for au by KDDI in Japan recently. However, one big difference between both phones is that the Xperia Z2a will only have 16GB internal storage versus 32GB for the Xperia ZL2. The Xperia Z2a will support Taiwan’s full-band 4G LTE (700MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz) network, the first Sony phone to do so.

The Xperia Z2a has a 5.0-inch 1080p VA display, a sealed 3000mAh battery, the Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) chipset, 3GB RAM, 20.7MP Exmor RS camera, VGA (0.3MP) front-facing camera and IP55/IP58 certification for dust and water resistance. Sony says that the Xperia Z2a will launch during July in three colours (black, white and turquoise), no pricing has been announced right now. The LTE-enabled Xperia T3 was also announced for Taiwan and is also expected to launch in July 2014.

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Taiwan Xperia Z2a

Xperia Z2a hands-on photos

The Xperia Z2a has a SONY logo on the back cover, with the Xperia logo sitting at the bottom. This differs to the Xperia ZL2 that had the Xperia logo in the middle and au logo on the bottom. Click here for the Xperia ZL2 hands-on photos.

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Via Chinese Engadget.

Thanks Ben!

  • James

    I don’t like it u,u it’s so thick

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  • Killian Khoo

    It look like my Xperia ZR with non-removeable backcover and bigger screen ~

  • inspire

    Why is Sony again using VA screens after starting the use of IPS?

  • Mohammed Khired

    wtf with the naming thing ? they should hire me….

  • Ado Kanashii

    mmm.. 16GB internal storage versus 32GB hate to say it AGAIN but… who ´s got the BEST shit AGAIN?

  • CarolJThayer

    very cool phone!

  • fishu

    the new firmware of xperia SP (12.1.A.1.205) is starting to roll out!!!!! :D

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  • xperiax10.awesome

    Sony don’t wanna survive it seems, again mediocre specs in big ugly body !!!

  • Guest

    Sony is confused as hell or going out of their way to confuse the consumer
    Why is this phone a Z2?

  • Ado Kanashii

    cuod that possibly be …. what i think it is?????

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  • pytajnik

    and then you would name it like Sony Xperia Allahu Z2 Akbar?

  • Mohammed Khired
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  • Disregard Constabulary

    it was pretty funny though

    alllah hu akbar

    allah z2 akbar


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  • Mohammed Khired

    that doesn’t make any sense !

    how come “hu” sounds like “Z2”?!

    i don’t care if he’s trying to insult me or any thing

    but to be funny is an art and needs talent , either with insult or not!

  • Boris J

    Wats wrong with sony…. They are going out of track. Please get back to business and launch a higher spec model by end of this year. Don’t be silly like this.

  • Disregard Constabulary

    nah i dont think he wants to insult you, he just noticed you had a muslim name so tried to make a play on words. true it’s not as funny as it could have been and obviously a bit rude to think everything in your life will be related to religion just because of your name but at least he tried to be funny.

    An American decided to write a book about famous Mosques around the world. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to China.

    On his first day he was inside a Mosque taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read “$10,000 per call”.

    The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it
    was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to
    Allah. The American thanked the priest and went along his way.

    Next stop was in Japan. There, at a very large Mosque, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he had seen in China and he asked a nearby Holy man what its purpose was. He told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he could talk to Allah. “O.K., thank you,” said the American.

    He then traveled to India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Turkey, Israel, France, Germany,. In every Mosque he saw the same golden telephone with the same “$10,000 per call” sign under it. The American, upon leaving Vermont decided to travel to Pakistan to see if Pakistanis had the same phone. He arrived in Pakistan, and again, in the first Mosque he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this
    time the sign under it read “One Rupee per call.”

    The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. “Imam, I have traveled all over World and I have seen this same golden telephone in many Mosques. I am told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but everywhere the price was $10,000 per call.”

    “Why is it so cheap here?” The priest smiled and answered, “You are in Pakistan now, son – it is a local call”.

  • Disregard Constabulary

    that one was for my muslim friends, and this one is for my non-muslim friends….

    Three men want to make phone call from Hell to remind to their relatives about its harsh conditions Their Nationalities were American, Italian and Iraqi.

    So they decide to go to Devil who is the boss. So the American made a call and the Devil made him pay 100 USD, then an Italian made a call and the Devil made him pay 10 Euros on account that Italy is less
    developed than the USA.

    LASTLY an Iraqi made a call and the Devil made him pay a cent.

    Both the American and Italian complain that it is not fair and the devil
    responded to them “The Iraqi call was a local call whereas yours was an International call”

  • Guest

    lol man that was hilarious joke !

    im sure u didn’t invent that , where did u get it?

  • Disregard Constabulary

    hehe no no i’m not smart enough to invent any good jokes but I remembered those from a while ago yet I googled so I didn’t need to type it all :)

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  • rygarto

    My local guess is: this is a cost down model for the recent roll-out of LTE services in Taiwan. As for specs, I can understand the cost-down screen (most people really watch their phone straight on = no problems), but the crappy selfie-camera in a nation so addicted to selfies just boggles the mind.

  • inspire

    I know most of the times it’s straight on but I’m not discussing viewing angles, IPS is in general better. Look at xperiablog other post, they have listed our how the contrast is suffering. And how much cost down could it be with same processor and back cam, same water proofing?
    There’s no excuse sony can give for downgrading the screen after starting with ips. They should infact use ips in mid segment phones also

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  • InfoPsyche

    Sony has officially announced Xperia Z2a in June, 2014. The phone is powered by 4.4.2 KitKat android version. It comes with 20.7 megapixel camera, 5″ touch screen display. It is dust proof and water resistant. It is also equipped with 3000 mAh battery, NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS.

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