Sony’s latest IFA 2014 tease relates to the water resistance of its devices. Since the introduction of the Xperia Z, the water resistance of its flagship phones has been one if Sony’s key selling points. Well it looks with the new generation of phones, Sony will be taking their waterproof qualities to the next level.
Sony’s tweet says “We’ll be getting deep at #IFA2014. But how deep..?” There is a picture of an arrow pointing to 2 metres with a question mark, implying it could be even greater. On the face of it, this probably means an IP certification of IP 65/68 as seen in the recently announced Xperia M2 Aqua.
Sony said that the Xperia M2 Aqua offers the “world’s highest level of waterproofing available in a smartphone”, yet according to Sony the phone can only be immersed down to 1.5 metres in freshwater. Sony’s new devices appear to go beyond this, so it will be interested in how this is marketed.
— Sony UK (@SonyUK) August 31, 2014