Sony has launched two new smartphones at its launch event held in India, the mid-range waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua and the selfie-centric Xperia C4. The company had sent out invites for the event last week and the invitations designed on an aquatic theme pointed towards Xperia M4 Aqua. The Xperia C4 was also released along with it.
Xperia M4 Aqua
This Xperia M4 Aqua was unveiled by Sony at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona and claimed by Sony to be the first waterproof mid-ranger. At the event, the handset was placed in a bowl full of water to highlight its waterproof feature. The device also has multitasking capabilities and users can open and manage multiple apps at the same time. The M4 Aqua also has the capability to take great images in low light conditions.
The specifications of Xperia M4 Aqua include a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720p) IPS LCD display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 405 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16GB of Internal storage with microSD card slot, a 13MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and f/2 lens, a 5MP front camera with a wide angle lens and a 2400mAh capacity battery with Stamina mode and a two-day battery life.
The device has waterproof rating of IP65/8 and a flap-less microUSB port. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The handset measures 145.5 x 72.6 x 7.3 mm and weighs 136g.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is priced at ₹24,990 (about $391) and is available in three colors – Black, White and Coral in all retail stores soon after launch.
The Xperia C4 is a little high-end smartphone compared to the Xperia M4 Aqua. It boasts of a bigger 5.5-inch FHD IPS display with a better resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also has a slightly improved processor – 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 along with ARM Mali760 MP2 GPU. Memory of 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage remain the same as in M4 Aqua. Internal storage is expandable up to 128GB through microSD card.
The rear camera is 13MP Exmor RS with flash and the front-facing cam is a 5MP 25mm wide angle one with LED flash. This selfie focused phone camera features a suite of camera apps such as Style portrait, AR Mask and voice guided selfie.
Sony Xperia C4 has a bigger 2600mAh battery with Stamina mode 5.0 and this phone also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The device will be available in mid-June and its pricing will be disclosed then.