Sony, at the MWC 2015 trade show, has finally launched its water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone. The handset will be hitting the shelves in Spring this year in more than 80 countries and 100 carriers at a price tag of EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 20,600). The firm also launched its Xperia Z4 Tablet at the same event.
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is the successor of the company’s Xperia M2 Aqua, which was launched in August last year. Featuring nearly the same design profile as the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, the Xperia M4 Aqua runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. LTE and dual-SIM variants will be available in some markets.
The Xperia M4 Aqua features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (quad-core 1.5GHz + quad-core 1.0GHz), coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU.
A 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Sony Exmor RS mobile image sensor and f/2.0 aperture is housed inside the Xperia M4 Aqua, besides a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which comes with a wide 88-degree field of view. As for storage, the smartphone comes in 8GB and 16GB of inbuilt storage variants and can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. A 2400mAh battery is onboard, rated to deliver a talk time of up to 13 hours, and standby time up to 779 hours