While this post may be delayed (press release reached us on Tuesday) it’s no big secret that Sony’s mobile division still lags behind Samsung, LG and HTC in all but one area: waterproofing.
That’s why it’s no surprise to see the company’s mid-range Xperia M2 getting an element-resistant remake as the M2 Aqua. The device comes with IP65/68 waterproofing — making it better than the IP58 Xperia Z2 — and will sit in depths of 1.5 meters for up to half an hour without complaint. The rest of the spec list is unchanged from the original that debuted five months ago, with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, LTE, a 2,300mAh battery and 8-megapixel camera. There’s no word on exact availability besides ‘mid-September’ while you can expect it to come in around the recommended R4199 that the vanilla M2 was marked up at, and it’ll launch exclusively with Vodacom. AND as part of an exclusive offer from Sony Mobile and Vodacom, Xperia M2 Aqua owners will have access to a content offer out of the box with three blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain Phillips and Ghostbusters as well as the full first season of the hit TV series, The Blacklist.