Even though IFA hasn’t even started, Sony is anxious to get our attention by revealing that it’s planning to launch some device or other that can resist water up to 2m deep. Waterproof and pressure resistant devices aren’t something new, but there are very few out there to resist 2m depths without malfunctioning.
Sony has introduced waterproof devices since the Xperia Z series, but the company plans to take a step further in the field at IFA Berlin. The Japanese OEM has tweeted that they are planning to “go deeper” along with a photo taken underwater in a pool with the caption “2m”, hinting at the fact that they will be releasing one or more new devices that will possibly be leaders in the field of water resistant smartphones – or even wearables, for that matter.
Sony has already unveiled the Xperia M2 Aqua which can resist depths of up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes in freshwater, so we’re very curious what this tweet is actually hinting at. Since the M2 Aqua is IP65/IP68 certified already, the device Sony must be talking about has to be something entirely new if we haven’t heard anything about a new gadget coming at IFA. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, though. Rather, it means that Sony has managed to hold their tongue about it.
The Sony Underwater apps might be the main idea behind wanting to launch a new, more potent device to work underwater since many people, not necessarily divers or swimmers, would like to take advantage of underwater smartphone use. If we think about it, it’s possible that one of the upcoming Sony devices like the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact or the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact might be endowed with such watery specs as deep immersion in water, but there has been no information to confirm that theory, yet.
In any case, Sony is preparing a feast for IFA Berlin visitors and exhibitors as well and will probably gather a large crowd with the new waterproof capabilities of “a” device. We’ll know for sure what the company is talking about when IFA begins and Sony will hold its expo on September 4.