Sony brings midrange waterproof smartphone to the table

Sony today announced the Xperia M4 Aqua, a waterproof midrange smartphone based on the Xperia Z3. While Sony has swapped the metal for plastic, the M4 Aqua shares much of the Xperia Z3's design language, is just as thin (7.3mm) and is 12 grams lighter.

The M4 Aqua is powered by Android Lollipop and a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, boasts a 5-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, 2400 mAh battery that allegedly lasts for two days, and a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera. The M4 Aqua will be available in both 8GB and 16GB models, but only supports microSD cards up to 32GB in size. Sony's new midrange is also 4G capable, but it is not clear whether it will support the 700Mhz spectrum when it launches locally.

The M4 Aqua will retail for 299 euros, approximately AUD$430. Australian pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed.

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