In its MWC event, Sony has announced the Xperia M4 Aqua and its dual sim version. As the name suggests, the devices will have pretty good water resistance. The device is the fourth in the Xperia M series, and comes with upgraded specs than its predecessors, as already expected.
The Sony Xperia E4 does not stand so high in case of the specs though, since it is targeted for budget users. It features a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD capacitive display with scratch-resistant protection, which has a pixel density of 294 ppi. The handset is sleek, having dimensions of 145.5 x 72.6 x 7.3 mm and it weighs just 136 g. The phone will have 8 GB of internal memory (a 16 GB version will also be available) with 2 GB of RAM, with the expandable storage option via microSD card upto 32 GB. For the processing power, there will be Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset compiled with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, and Adreno 405 GPU for gaming and graphics. For the photography and videography options, this smartphone will have a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED Flash which can capture videos upto 1080p @ 30 fps, and a 5 MP secondary camera for video calls and selfies. The juice will be provided by a Non-removable Li-ion 2400 mAh battery, which will give the talktime of upto 13 hours on 3G. For the connectivity options, there will be LTE support, microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi. The phone will run on Android 5.x Lollipop operating system out of the box with Xperia UI over it, and we can’t say anything about the future updates. The phone will be available in Black, White, Coral and Silver color options.
The Xperia M4 Aqua is IP68-certified device – this means it is dust-tight and can last for up to 30 minutes in 1.5m deep fresh water. It also offers cap-less microUSB port – a first for a water-proofed Sony – so you won’t need to fiddle with caps and charging will be easier.
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is already up for pre-order in Germany for €279, and we hope to see it in other Asian, European and American countries starting from next week.