Sony started the water resistance trend that we see in most Smartphones and tablets nowadays. The company’s Xperia Z Smartphone was the first to maintain functionality even when submerged under water. Samsung followed suit with the Galaxy S5 that was unveiled earlier this year.
Sony seems to have mastered the game when it comes to water resistant devices and the company is about to take the competition even higher with the Xperia Z3 devices that it will unveil later this month. The company has been teasing these upcoming devices but refused to give out any further information.
In a tweet sent out yesterday, Sony said, “we’ll be getting deep at IFA” showing clearly that the upcoming device will be water resistant. What caught my eyes is not the fact that these upcoming devices will be water resistant but the fact that they will likely be water resistant and functional even when submerged 2m under water. If this happens, it will definitely be a great improvement for Sony.
Sony recently unveiled the Xperia M2 Aqua is both IP65/IP68-certified but Sony recommends a maximum depth of 1.5 meters. For it to go with 2 meters it is really a big leap. Most of the IP68 certified devices (including the Xperia M2 Aqua) can be submerged up to 3 meters but manufacturers normally give their recommended depths that should be observed without risking any damages.
Sony did not reveal which device between the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 compact and the Xperia Z3 compact tablet will have the water resistance feature. I will not be surprised if this feature is available in all devices (including the Smartwatch) that Sony will launch on September 3.