Sony introduced a new mid-range smartphone during the MWC in Barcelona: Technically speaking, the Xperia M4 Aqua is solid, further to a sturdy and waterproof casing serve as a selling point. In addition, Sony has as usual powerful cameras.

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now on pre-order at Amazon for a price of $312. In the context of their own press events Sony has a few hours in addition to the Xperia Tablet Z4 also presented the M4 Aqua. Not difficult to recognize the name, it involves a waterproof device – the body has been the industry standard IP65 / 68 made accordingly. Visually, the M4 Aqua similar to the current flagship smartphone from the Japanese manufacturer, the Xperia Z3, a closer look will then take but clear differences to light: Sony has in its middle class unit on a housing polycarbonate, special rubberized corners provide additional protection.


It has 64-bit-capable Snapdragon 615 processor, which may have four cores with a clock speed of 1.5 and four each with 1.0 GHz. 2 GB of RAM, Android 5.0.2 lollipop and 8 GB of internal memory support the CPU. Using microSD card, the memory also can be extended up to 32 GB. With a 5-inch display Sony follows the current trend towards larger display sizes, even with cheaper devices. The resolution of the display is 1280 x 720 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 294 ppi.

In the back, there is a 13 MP camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor and f / 2.0 aperture, on the front side there is a 5 MP camera. The latter comes with a 88 ° wide-angle lens and should play to their strengths in Selfies.

The other specifications are: 2,400 mAh battery, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1. The weight is 136 grams. To buy Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will beavailable in three colors. Besides the classic versions in black and white, it will be also a version available in “Coral” to choose from. For sale, according to Sony, it will be during spring, specifically the end of the second quarter.

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