Along with the new Xperia Z4 Tablet, Sony has also announced the new M4 Aqua smartphone at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The smartphone is waterproof/ dust resistant and rated IP65/8 with water submersion up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes.
“Xperia M4 Aqua represents our renewed mid-range focus – with no compromises. Offering the most popular standout features made famous by our Xperia Z Series; camera capability, two-day battery life and waterproofing – Xperia M4 Aqua brings a proposition and price, products in this section of the market simply cannot match,” said Dennis van Schie, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.
In addition to the water-resistance of the phone, Sony is also touting the imaging as well as battery performance of the M4 Aqua. Sony claims the 2400 mA battery in the phone is capable of offering two-days of back-up, which can further be expanded with Stamina mode.
Among other specifications, the smartphone sports a 5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. It runs on Android 5.0 and comes with 13MP auto-focus rear camera, 5MP front shooter, 2GB of RAM, 8/ 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and the usual set of connectivity options.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will be available this spring in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants for around 299 euros. It will retail in White, Black, Coral and Silver colour options.