Sony unveils latest mid-tier Xperia

Sony unveils latest mid-tier Xperia

10 FEB 2015

Sony Mobile announced its Xperia E4 smartphone, which it said offers “ease-of-use, big screen entertainment and powerful battery performance in a high-quality yet affordable design”.

The device comes at a “highly-competitive price point”, according to Tony McNulty, VP of value category business management for the troubled vendor.

Among the highlighted features is two-day battery life, via a 2300mAh battery. It also has “Stamina” and “Ultra Stamina” modes, to keep core functions running for a week.

The device is powered by a 1.3GHz quadcore processor with 1GB of RAM, and runs the latest version of Android (Lollipop). It offers 8GB of storage, with expansion via a microSD slot.

In some areas, it is clear the device is built to a price: the 5-inch display has a 960×540 pixel resolution, and it does not include LTE support. Cameras are 5MP rear and 2MP front.

But Sony also said that “when it comes to looks, Xperia E4 punches well above its weight”. This includes referencing “design accents found usually only in top-tier smartphones, like its aluminium power button with a diamond cut for indelible precision, and distinctive stainless steel camera ring”.

It will be available in black and white, and launch from the middle of February, including the dual-SIM version.

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