At Sony’s understated MWC press conference today, the company said it has set “the new mid-range standard,” announcing the Xperia M4 Aqua, an Android Lollipop-powered device with a 5-inch 720p display and a resemblance to the Xperia Z3. The Xperia M4 Aqua eschews the metal of its more expensive counterpart, but is made from high-quality plastic and tempered glass.
The LTE-enabled Xperia M4 Aqua was built “from the ground up,” and is powered by the new Snapdragon 615 processor with a 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 405 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and promises of two-day battery life with a 2,400mAh removable battery.
The camera is an impressive 13MP Exmor rear sensor with LED flash and a 5MP front-facer that offers a super wide-angle lens with an 88° field of view, “so no-one’s left out of shot.”
Since it’s called the M4 Aqua, Sony has made the product IP68-certified waterproof. Weighing 136 grams, the device is a scant 7.3mm thick.
The Xperia M4 Aqua will be available in 8GB or 16GB versions, launching in 80 countries this Spring. Sony didn’t mention Canada as one of those locations, but the available colours will be white, black, coral and silver.