MWC News: Sony Launches Xperia M4 Aqua

Sony didn’t announce a new flagship phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, but it did show off its newest mid-range device, the Xperia M4 Aqua.

At one quick look, we’d say that Sony’s new offering is pretty enticing: it’s powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor that runs on Android Lollipop right out of the box. Although it does have a screen resolution of 294ppi, Android Central says that Sony has managed to keep colors vivid on the M4 Aqua’s display.

What’s pretty impressive is that it features an 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper, as not all premium brands would put these on a mid-range phone. The M4 Aqua is also waterproof, so we’re hoping that Sony has finally fixed the issue of its touch screens having a hard time sensing taps when it gets a bit wet.

Check out the full specs:

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Xperia M4 Aqua
Display: 5-inch scratch-resistant HD display (1280×720 pixels, 294ppi pixel density)
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Processor: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (quad-core 1.5 GHz + quad-core 1.0 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 405
Internal Storage: 8GB/16GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
Camera/s: 13MP rear camera with auto-fucus, image stabilizer, Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor; 5MP front-facing camera
Networks and Wireless Connections: LTE (4G) where available, UMTS HSPA (3G), GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), aGPS, Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology, NFC, GLONASS, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
Connectors: 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery
Durability: Waterproof (until 1.5 meters of fresh water) and dust tight

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The Sony Xperia M4 will come out in a few moths and will be priced at 229EUR, or approximately Php14,720.

Sources: Sony, Android Central

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