Sony has officially announced a new device in its Xperia line of smartphones, the Xperia M4 Aqua, at the Mobile World Congress 2015. It is a waterproof device falling in the mid-range category. It has a beautiful OmniBalance design and offers great features at an affordable price.
Xperia M4 Aqua is a dust and water proof handset having IP 65 and IP 68 certification, meaning it can go up to 5 feet deep in fresh water (1.5 meters) for up to 30 minutes without coming to any harm.
Let’s have a quick look at the specifications:
- Display: 5-inch HD (1280 x 720p)
- Processor: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core
- Camera: 13MP rear camera with f/2 lens, 5MP front camera
- Battery: 2400 mAh with a two-day battery life
- OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Colors: White, Black, fresh Coral and silver
Have a look at the Xperia M4 Aqua video here:
Please scroll down for pictures of the handset.
And now the detailed info about the specs:
Design and display
The Xperia M4 Aqua has Sony’s OmniBalance design with a plastic body and a tempered glass display. It is lightweight, weighing only 136 grams. The device sports a premium look but comes at an affordable price. It is a waterproof handset with IP65/8 rating and allows you to take pictures while immersed in water.
The handset offers cap-less micro-USB charging. Its dimensions are 145.5 x 72.6 x 7.3 mm and it will be available in four color variations, Black, White, Fresh Coral and Silver. Sony has adopted Google’s material design in the device and it runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Processor and other hardware
The Xperia M4 Aqua is Sony’s first octa-core 64-bit smartphone. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (quad-core 1.5GHz and quad-core 1.0GHz) with integrated 4G LTE connectivity. The Snapdragon 615 enables you to have fast and seamless access to Xperia Lounge. Adreno 405 GPU takes care of the graphics.
The device has a 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB flash memory and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB. Its battery is 2400 mAh that lasts for up to two-days on normal usage. You can activate the battery STAMINA mode to optimize its usage and use the ultra STAMINA mode to keep the core functions of your phone running for one whole week.
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is equipped with a 13MP primary rear camera having Sony’s Exmor RS mobile sensor with F2.0 aperture and ISO 3200 sensitivity. It has a Superior Auto Mode like the Xperia Z series phones have. The Superior Auto Mode automatically senses and adjusts to different lighting conditions giving great results every time. The camera offers 4x digital zoom and full HD 1080p video recording with SteadyShot video stabilization.
The handset has a 5MP front-facing camera for taking great selfies. It has a wide-angle lens with an 80 degrees field of view. You can give finishing touches to your photo with its Protrait Retouch feature. Then there is the selfie editing feature along with the whole suit of Sony’s Xperia camera apps.
Price and release date
The Xperia M4 Aqua will be launched worldwide across 100 carriers in 80 countries, although there is no information whether it will be available in the US. The handset will come with a price tag of about €299 (equivalent to $335) and will hit the stores in the spring of 2015.
Here are some pictures of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: