Sony Xperia A4 (SO-04G) launched with 20.7 megapixel camera and 2600mAh battery in Japan
Sony has quietly launched the Xperia A4 smartphone in association with Japanese carrier, NTT Docomo. The new device sports a model number SO-04G, which has everyone guessing that it may be the future global Xperia Z4 Compact.
Billed as the successor to the Xperia A2, the new Sony Xperia A4 features similar build quality and specifications as the Xperia Z3 Compact, launched last year. Unlike the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, the single-SIM Xperia A4 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It features a 4.6-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Triluminos display with X-Reality engine. The Xperia A4 features IP65/IP68 ratings for dust-proof and waterproof certification like most of Sony’s recently launched top-end smartphone.
It is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. Just like the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, the device features a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.2-megapixel front facing camera along with an Exmor RS sensor.
The internal storage capacity of the handset is 16GB, which is further expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. It packs a 2600mAh battery very muck like the Xperia Z3 Compact.
On the connectivity front, the Xperia A4 supports 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB. The smartphone comes with 128x66x9.1mm dimensions while the Xperia Z3 Compact measures 127.3×64.9×8.64mm dimensions. Both the phones weigh 129 grams.
The Xperia A4 (SO-04G) will be available in Grey, Pink, Blue and White colors. It is currently available for pre-orders via NTT Docomo and will start shipping in the middle of June. So far no pricing details are available for the handset.
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