Sony has quietly launched the 4G-enabled version of its Xperia E4 smartphone, which was launched earlier this month. Dubbed Sony Xperia E4g, the smartphone will also be available in a dual-SIM version as well. The handset has been priced at EUR 129 (roughly Rs. 9,100) and will start reaching markets by April this year.
Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Sony Xperia E4g features a smaller 4.7-inch screen as compared to its 3G version (5-inch) but has the same qHD (540x960 pixel) resolution, and is powered by a slightly more powerful 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6732 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It bears the same 8GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card.
Other specifications of the Xperia E4g include 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2300mAh battery that Sony claims provides two days of battery life. The Japanese firm has also included Battery Stamina and Ultra Stamina modes to help.
The Sony Xperia E4g and Sony Xperia E4g Dual will be available in Black and White colour variants, and despite featuring Sony's OmniBalance design philosophy, look significantly different from other recent handsets from the company, including its predecessor, the Sony Xperia E3. The smartphone features curved edges, a textured back panel, a scratch resistant display, a diamond-cut aluminium power button, and a stainless steel camera ring.
"Xperia E4 set out to bring many of the premium features people expect of Sony to lower-tier devices; Xperia E4g brings that same quality and ease of use - but with super-fast 4G LTE connectivity" stated Tony McNulty, Vice President, Value Category Business Management at Sony Mobile Communications in the company blog post. "With simple set-up and unrivalled 2 day battery life, we believe both models represent value for those who want premium Sony technology and experiences often only associated with high-end devices."