Sony has announced the start of the Russian sales of its new smartphone in a waterproof version. The Xperia M4 Aqua appeared in retail stores and the online store of the company.
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is protected in accordance with the maximum rating classification Ingress Protection — IP68. This means that the device is dustproof and waterproof, in water it can operate at a depth of over one meter. This is the first smartphone from Sony, which uses port Capless USB (not covered by a flap, but is protected from the water after bathing is necessary for the device to dry for half an hour before charging).
The smartphone is built on a single-chip platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with 8 cores Cortex-A53, Adreno 405 graphics and has a display diagonal of 5.2 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash memory, slot for cards microSD and the battery capacity of 2400 mA·h provides up to Last two days of battery life in normal use.
The smartphone is a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor; and front 5-megapixel camera with Exmor R (88 degrees — according to Sony, the optimal parameter that excludes the distracting noise).
Compared with its predecessor, the new Sony has become more compact: thickness decreased by 18% from 8.6 mm to 7.3 mm. the weight of the smartphone — 140 grams, there is support for NFC.
Xperia M4 Aqua enters the market preloaded with Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop. In Russia the LTE version of the smartphone with support for one SIM card and a 3G version with two SIM-cards will cost 19 990 rubles, and the smartphone with two slots for SIM cards and 4G LTE will be available at the price of 21 490 rubles.