Al the previous leaks have turned out to be quite true and Sony has finally announced its new mid-ranger water-proof handset the Sony Xperia M4. The major USP for the device is its onmi-balance design, water-proof capabilities offering protection up to 1.5 meters in water for 30 minute duration. Well, let’s take a look at some more details for the device.
Design and display
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua just like the Xperia Z3 has got an glass back and metal body offering some good grip over the device. The handset is quite slim and lightweight with just 136 grams. The handset comes with a IP58 certification making it water-proof. If you make sure that all the protective flaps are properly closed, you can take the Xperia M4 Aqua in the swimming pool underwater and even allows you to take pictures for a time period up to 30 minutes.
The display has been kept to the standard 5.0 IPS LCS touchscreen witj screen resolution 720p and 294p ppi density.
Hardware and User Interface
Under the hood lies a powerful 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with ARM CPU cores. Various performance benchmarks have show it to be having a very good performance. Additionally, looking to its software Sony has offered the latest 64-bit compatible Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The camera department has always been a strong point for Sony and the Xperia M4 Aqua comes with a 13MP camera shooter with the Superior Auto Mode seen in the Xperia Z series. With the Superior Auto mode, users can take images and snaps without the need to change the manual controls. This means just point and shoot. For low-light conditions, the lens aperture is kept fairly good to f/2.0 offering a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3200. To its front, Sony has placed an 5MP high-resolution camera for selfies.
Price and release date
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is said to be made available in Spring in 80 different countries with a price tag of around $335 off contract. Take a look at the commercial video for the device. Here are the synopsis of the specs.
Display: 5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 and Adreno 405 GPU
Storage: 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 32GB microsD card expandable storage
Camera: 13MP HDR primary camera, 2MP secondary camera
Battery: 2400mAh Non-removable Li-Ion
Colors: White, Black, Silver, Copper