Sony hints at some very waterproof devices at IFA 2014

by XB on 31st August 2014

in Rumours


Sony IFA 2014Sony’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.


  • Xperia2011

    Xperia L new firmware certified.

    4.1.B.1.13, could it be KitKat?

  • Guest

    ….

  • Battal Aljadei

    Sony Middle east’s tweeted some hints on strange devices!
    Is that a PS4 and camera lens?

  • jumbo3220

    lolz, even if its real firmware should start from 15. not 4. ,nice try

  • wim den boer

    New wireless speakers?

  • wared

    Guys what is the difference between OLED and AMOLED display? Which one is better? And why?

  • User2080

    AMOLED is OLED

    wikipedia for ya:
    AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is a display technology for use in mobile devices and televisions. OLED describes a specific type of thin-film-display technology in which organic compounds form the electroluminescent material, and active matrix refers to the technology behind the addressing of pixels.

  • ssb

    wa<nt a phone without the shitty flaps, and the waterresistans im not so sure about, if u phone gets water damaged and the flaps is safe thern u are screwd and must take it insurance, cause the repair centre or sony not help me much now ., z2 shitti phone , and the worst phone i have own_:O:P

  • Luca

    I’d rather have more stable waterproofing that lasts longer, instead of deeper, but this is fine too.

  • Dan Vafidis

    AMOLED is just a samsung shitty pixel adressing, making blacks darker and every other color too shiny and flashy, oversaturated, LCD’s still the best option as OLED is a new technology and still needs a few years to be mastered, so whatever you read about OLED and AMOLED you can forget, go for IPS LCD panels it’s your best choice

  • k@hri

    This is Xperia Arc S lastes ICS firmware :)

  • Hassandroid

    IPX9 certified?

  • Arthur Simon

    lol xD OKAY dude we get it… Z2 is the best phone right now!

  • darannechelle

    Lets see what Z3 can offer more. But i kinda like the new sides look!! Still ill go for the compact tablet

  • Guest

    “x” is too much to ask for

  • Anukul

    This might be the biggest difference between z2 and z3

  • Good news in my opinion. But i’m still sad for not seeing in the leaks of the Xperia Z3 a front facing camera with the 5mpx, i mean, a high-end phone should bring to us all the good stuff we see on the other models.

  • Hassandroid

    I mean by ‘X’ is an unknown number, I was talking about the water protection which is the second number.

  • Tjaldid

    Maybe it is a new action cam

  • Tjaldid

    And the PS4 could be a new 1TB version or the cloud based Live TV streaming service that’s way over due for a follow-up/catch up announcement http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/07/sony-iptv-service/

  • wared

    Samsung galaxy s5 mini is waterresistans and the USB port is not covered, I hope sony will make it’s waterresistans phones with opened USB port.

  • Kaostheory

    Add a s-chip and we have a winner!

  • shanefalco

    then enter the water and blame yourself that you have not properly closed the flaps and you have to pay for the repair.

  • So…..

    Z3’s Main selling point?

  • xperiaDROID

    Probably the biggest selling point for the Z3?

  • darknight

    amoled is shitty?? lol you are just a blind sony fan boy ..samsung galaxy s5 display is the best mobile display .. it is much better than your shitty TN xperia z &z1 (lol) ..and even ips lcd in xperia z2 ….

  • Reza

    Are u a sammy fanboy???

  • Z3 Compact

    Are you on crack? I guess you haven’t seen the LG G3

  • Froyo Radeon

    maybe SONY should just start developing their charging pins also work like usb instead of just charging only. so that user doesn’t need to open the usb flap again :D (just a concept lol)

  • Alex Norris

    New AMOLED display generation from Samsung, have a natural colors. Eg. clarity, color rendition, pure white on sgs5 better and more natural than on Z2 and others. So don’t talk nonsense.

  • Billy de Fretes

    what the… i prefer sony open usb port and the rest like micro sim and micro sd still in closed port or if they open all port will be great than go down below 2 meters

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  • Kiran Pasupuleti

    How about making the water resistant phones more repair-friendly?

  • Pavan
  • apolloa

    Absolutely, then again I have never liked Samsung screens on their tablets, phones or TV’s, always found them way too bright.

  • Alex Norris
  • Michael Hofmann

    Would’t be surprised if these products were the new smartwatches leaked earlier, many watches are fairly waterproof 30m plus, unlike their smartwatch counterparts, so perhaps sony might out a smartwatch that you can actually swim with.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    When it comes to water resistance the highest amount of ip certification is 8 IP x8. For as long as a device can withstand water on min 1.5 meter deep the device can be certified with this. So IP x8 dont have to mean its just certified to 1.5m meters deep in water, it coul be all from 1.5 meter deep and higher :) Take a simple watch for example some of they have IP x8 and they can withstand water on like 50 meters (it varies but still) :)

  • i am a sony fanboy but the screen of my tab s 8.4 just blows the competition out of the water when it comes to my sony devices ui performance performance and design is where it’s absolutely junk but that beautiful beautiful screen

    only complaint i may have is that it has a slight yellow tone but xperia devices have that too untill i turn up the blue in the white balance setting i prefer cold colors

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Sort of like the charging dock stand but to connect to our computers as well

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    A waterproof USB port like the one in their smartband would be sweet, but I’m content with a higher water resistance for now

  • b6

    I see a new QX!

  • rzero21

    If it doesn’t replace the normal USB cable, then great…but if it is made to replace it, people will complain that it’s another Sony proprietary interface.

  • rzero21

    Well, Samsung like to exagerate colors and it seems people like punchiness of colours… It is not shitty, but it is not the best.

  • Reynaldi Sutrisno

    I just hope Sony has big suprises for us at these IFA
    I want to change my Xperia SP to a high end one
    But looking at Z3 leaks I don’t want to upgrade since it’s specs are very simillar to Z2

    Let’s hope these leaks are wrong then I’ll rethink again about buying this new flagship

  • tufo

    You’re wrong amoled is not fuck with samsung, amoled is just a type of oled tech but if you’re talking about super-amoled yes! it is samsung.

  • Supeman

    LOL, just wonder what is he gonna say next when Sony use oled with their smartphones(I believe Sony will ditch IPS LCD for OLED in the near future)

  • OhYeah!

    Sony develop their owns operation system “Orbis OS” for Bravia TV, alpha Camera, Xperia Smartphone and wearable device.

  • Tjaldid

    This is way to far into fantasy land.

  • Riyal

    :D Then sony would shock the world that 2m means = 2 Miles deep :p

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Poor you !! Its good to be Sony fan boy but don’t sound like a fool !!
    I don’t like Samesung devices but IPS & OLED are both evolving and OLED has already reached a level where it outpaces IPS, ever seen Samesung Galaxy Tab S?? Its screen will put all other devices currently available to Shame..

  • Pavan

    U know it isn’t indeept comparison right?And that likes and dislikes in that first video pfff.

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  • Jumbo

    Well… more water proof protection means the volume will be lower…

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  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Resistant and proof are 2 different things. S5 can survive a splash but not a dip.

  • shufh

    wrong samsung s5/ s5 mini , can be dip in the sea , answer from samsung sverige :)

  • fg

    yes why , s5 mini ip certification fix withput ports :o

  • ssb

    z2 is the worst phone

  • Arthur Simon

    Lol. I bet you haven’t even seen it with your own cute little eyes ;)

  • bioMAN

    What a logic, Are u troll?
    Just because he doesn’t always lick Sony’s balls, it doesn’t mean he’s a samshit fan boy.

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  • Petition

    IPS is better than AMOLED. if you like unrealistic oversatured colors then go for amoled you fricking sammy fanboy. go get some samesung band-aid S5 and stop trolling ugh

  • kduke1

    Alright. Sign me up.

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  • Reza

    You’re pathetic… this is xperia forum and try harder to read my comments very carefully..is there any words that mentioned i’m a trolled? I was just asking is he a sammy fanboy that’s all why you’re became so mad like that??? Everyone knows now who is the real troll. And i have one question for u trolls… did u ever lick Sony’s balls?? How’s taste???

  • Z3 is not the star

    sony got a big surprise for us you bitches

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  • Jumbo

    You ACTUALLY BELIEVE those copy cats??

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