Sony announces waterproof version of Xperia M2, the M2 Aqua

Way back in April, Sony introduced us to the Xperia M2, a mid-range device for price-conscious users. Now, the company is hitting us with a slightly modified version of the device called the M2 Aqua.

As the name suggests, this is another waterproof phone from Sony. The company’s first waterproof device, the Xperia Z, made quite the splash when it was announced about a year and a half ago. The M2 is Sony’s first mid-range Xperia device with waterproofing. It’s protected against dust and low pressure water jets as well as immersion in water up to a depth of 1.5 meters.

Aside from the waterproofing, the M2 Aqua packs the same 4.8-inch qHD display (960×540), as well as a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of onboard storage, and a 2300 mAh battery. The regular, non-Aqua version of the M2 (which just got 4.4 yesterday) is available on Rogers and Fido for $0 on a 2-year plan or $300 no-term. So far, Sony has only talked about launches for Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. We’ll keep you posted on any details of a North American release.