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Strange, never before seen Xperia phone sighted ahead of MWC 2015


One of the brands that have taken a back seat at this year’s Mobile World Congress is Sony but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have anything to show at the world’s biggest and most important mobile technology showcase. By the looks of it, Sony may have a number of devices to unveil.

One that has gotten us very curious is this never before seen Sony Xperia device that has been. The strange Sony device features front-facing stereo speakers, Android Lollipop, a large front-facing camera (possibly 5MP), as well as an exposed micro USB port.

According to Xperia Blog, the site that received the leaked image, new Xperia phone “looks very similar to the Xperia Z3, but it is clearly not the same handset. The same type of nylon corners for durability can be seen. Other features we can see are a dedicated camera button, along with the signature power button and microSD port flap.”

The site says that the device in question could be the Xperia M4 Aqua, that is rumoured to feature a 5.2-inch (720 x 1280) display, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Other specs potentially include the Snapdragon 610 chipset (1.5Ghz quad-core processor) and 16GB internal storage.

If the M4 Aqua name is true then this device replaces the M2 Aqua which was launched in August last year. At launch, the M2 Aqua boasts the highest waterproof rating of any Sony smartphone (IP68 capable of being submerged in fresh water up to depths of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes) but that was quickly superseded by the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.

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