In an effort to keep the quality spread brought on by the Sony Xperia Z last year to the tablet world, Sony introduced the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. This device takes on the high-quality build of Sony’s most recent tablet effort and ushers in the next generation with the Xperia Z2 smartphone. This device works with the same waterproofing features as the Z2 smartphone and knocks out some high-powered innards as well.
Lots of new devices are being unveiled today at MWC 2014 in Spain. One of those new devices is the next generation YotaPhone. The original YotaPhone landed last December and brought with it a device with a normal display on one side and an always-on electronic paper display on the other. The idea is that the electronic paper screen will make it easy to read documents while reducing battery consumption.
This week we’re having a peek at Sony’s latest effort with the rebooted Z, a device called the Sony Xperia Z2. This device rolls out with a 5.2-inch Full HD display - that’s 1080 x 1920 pixels, with Sony’s Live Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile technology. This device looks and feels just like the Sony Xperia Z or the Sony Xperia Z1, and if you blink you’d mistake it for one of these previous models - but the devil’s in the details.
SanDisk is on hand at MWC 2014 and it has rolled out the world's highest capacity microSDXC memory card. The new memory card has 128GB of storage space in a tiny card that can fit inside most smartphones and tablets. The card is officially called the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I.
Intel has pulled the wraps off a new Atom processor that is aimed directly at Android smartphones and tablets. The product is the Intel Atom Z3480 code-named Merrifield that promises performance and battery life for Android devices. The SoC is a 64-bit ready chip that promises both best in class battery life and performance.
Fujitsu has announced that it has developed an interesting sounding prototype haptic sensory tablet. The haptic sensory tablet is able to provide a sense of slipperiness or roughness when you touch the screen depending on the image being displayed. The technology behind that sensory experience was developed by Fujitsu Laboratories.
InvenSense has announced a new product at MWC 2014 that it claims to be the world's first 7-axis MEMS MotionTracking platform. The SoC is called the ICM-20728 and it has a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and a pressure sensor on a single chip. The chip also features a Digital Motion Processor.
Nokia is on hand at MWC 2014 and the company is rolling out a number of new devices. We have already talked about one of the new devices called the Nokia X. Check out our Nokia X hands-on for more details on that smartphone. Two more devices have made surprise appearances at MWC 2014 called the Nokia XL and Nokia X+. All three of the devices look similar and vary mostly based on hardware specs.
This week Nokia revealed their long-awaited Android smartphone in the Nokia X - and surprised us with a Nokia XL as well. This device roll with the same quality build as the X with a few modifications. Here with a 5-inch display instead of the smaller 4, Nokia brings on Android under their own unique user interface in a Lumia-looking casing.