Sony is releasing its newest Xperia device designed to get a space in the low-priced smartphone market. Dubbed Xperia E4g, the phone is touted to have both the look and function of a high-end smartphone.
Sony targets April as the official release month of the newest member to its growing Xperia family. The device will have single-SIM and dual-SIM versions and will be available in a number of regions worldwide. Just like before, the Xperia smartphone is not hitting the U.S. shores.
The Xperia E4g is an updated version of the earlier Xperia E4. While it boasts the familiar design of its older sibling, it comes packed with 4G LTE connectivity. It also has a quad-core processor that is clocked a bit higher than the E4. Instead of being clocked at 1.3GHz, the E4g model comes at 1.5GHz straight out of the box.
Being LTE connected means that the E4g will have fewer buffering, faster download times, and social networking with no holds barred. Furthermore, the device will feature a battery of 2,300 mAh to keep users always connected and with power. Sony has already said in the past that the Xperia E4 has two days of battery life. The same goes for the Xperia E4g, but one should also consider how battery life may be affected by the phone's additional power consumption because of the 4G connectivity.
Other features of the new Xperia E4g include a scratch-protected 5-inch screen of 960 x 540, rear camera of 5MP, front camera of 2MP, NFC, storage of 8GB, RAM of 1GB, a slot for microSD, an elevated mirror-finish logo on the rear and color options of black and white.
The device will also have a minimalist user interface that Sony has labeled Simple Home. It is packed with larger icons in order to discourage squinting. Media sharing also comes easier with the device's one-touch sharing capabilities. There's also a smart camera app that can produce perfect shots of up to 52 scenarios anytime and anywhere the user wants.
Sony's Xperia E4g is scheduled to arrive in Spring and will be priced at $145. It is positioned by Sony to compete with those devices made by Motorola and Samsung.