On Monday, Sony announced a new smartphone aimed to the mid-range spec crowd. It’s not the Xperia Z4 that everyone was expecting, but Sony is aiming to solidify their market share with this new device. This new smartphone is the Xperia M4 Aqua.
The device name, Xperia M4 Aqua, suggests that it’s water-resistant – a somewhat core part for Sony’s handsets. Sony said this smartphone is a “refocused” look for their mid-range strategy. They claim that it’s a device that has style, functionality, and durability.
On the first glance, the device looks familiar. The design of the phone doesn’t deviate from the previous Xperia devices. It’s only 136g and is incredibly thin. It features Sony’s patented power button that is located at the right side. The edges are rounder, and for those who likes to take pictures, there’s a camera button on the right side as well. It comes in three choices of color: black, white, and coral.
It features 13MP camera with F2.0 aperture, ISO 3200 sensitivity, 5MP front camera. Another selling point of this device is the ‘two-day battery life”. They promised the phone will have 2-day operation on a single charge feature. The battery capacity wasn’t announced, but some suggested that they have 4,000 mAh battery range. It will also run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The device will be available this coming spring in over 80 countries. The suggested retail price would be €299 (MYR1216).