Even as everyone is waiting for Sony to announce its next flagship, the Xperia Z4, the Japanese smartphone maker has quietly announced Xperia E4, a new addition to its Xperia family. The Xperia E4 has some premium features but comes with highly competitive pricing. It is the successor to Xperia E3 that was introduced in September last year along with Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

Although Xperia E4 has the same OmniBalance design as other Sony devices, it appears noticeably different. It has more rounded edges and thinner bezels than its predecessor. The E4 has a scratch resistant screen, an aluminum power button with diamond-cut and a stainless steel camera ring giving it a premium look.

Specs-wise, it is an entry-level phone with a 5-inch qHD IPS 540 x 960p resolution display, a quad-core Mediatek MT6582 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage of which about 5GB are available to the user. There is a microSD card slot for expansion, a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP selfie camera.

Xperia E4 has a 2,300 mAh battery with a two day battery life.  It also has a Stamina and Ultra Stamina modes to prolong the battery life. The device runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is available in two versions – single SIM and Dual SIM, but no LTE. The handset has dimensions of 137 x 74.6 x 10.5mm and a weight of 144 grams. It will be available in White and Black color variants.

According to Sony, both the Xperia E4 variants will hit the shelves in mid-February. Its pricing has not been disclosed yet. It is also not known if the device will be available in the US.

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Source Sony Blog