No More Permanent Screen Protectors on the Xperia Z2

February 25, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

One of the things we’d complain about Sony’s smartphones is the permanent screen protector they place on their phones and tablets. Today, Sony confirmed to Android Central that their fixed screen protectors are not used on the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 tablet. Which is a sigh of relief for many people. These screen protectors were known as “anti-shatter film” which don’t really feel all that good when using their phones. Some people have even attempted to remove them and broke their phone, which definitely isn’t a good look.

The Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 tablet was were announced yesterday morning in Barcelona. The Xperia Z2 has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 3200mAh battery, 20.7MP Sony G Lens camera on the back and Android 4.4.2 – KitKat. It’s also rated at IP55/58 for water proofing and dust proofing. So not a bad device at all. And without the permanent screen protector, it’s even better.

On the Xperia Z2 tablet, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and also gets a bump up to 3GB Of RAM. Otherwise, the specs are relatively the same as the Xperia Z Tablet that was announced at Mobile World Congress last year. They’ve also made it a bit thinner at 6.4mm compared to 6.9mm of the Xperia Z tablet, and it’s lighter as well at 426g compared to the 495g of the Xperia Z tablet.

So far we don’t have any information about when either of these devices are coming to the US, but hopefully we learn rather soon when the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet make their way into the US. As I’m sure I’m not the only one that has my eye on the Xperia Z2 tablet. Be sure to let us know in the comments below if you’re interested in picking up either of these devices and if you’re glad the permanent screen protectors are gone.