Sony put a new MWC 2015 teaser out this morning, and unlike the one we got to check out yesterday, this one doesn’t do much to show us actual hardware- it’s just way too close up. But between those tiny bubbles and the “get ready to make a splash” text Sony accompanies this image with, it sure does seem to have something to do with waterproofing.
Now, waterproofing on Sony hardware is hardly something to write home about – Sony’s been delivering such devices for years. And even with waterproof models like the Xperia M4 Aqua tipped to be on the company’s MWC docket (the Xperia Z4 Tablet is likely to be water-resistant, as well), regular-old waterproofing makes about as much sense to promote as something as pedestrian as Bluetooth support. So, what gives?
Well, there’s an idea going around that Sony could be about to really up its waterproofing game, eliminating the port covers that it’s relied on in the past to keep water out of its hardware. As we’ve learned the hard way while reviewing Sony gear, those can have a bad habit of not sealing completely, putting so-called “waterproof” phones at serious risk of water damage. If a move away from those is indeed what Sony’s up to here, drawing attention in a teaser like this would make a lot of sense.