Sony Mobile releasing Xperia E4 this month


Manufacturer adds to smartphone portfolio, just over two weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Sony Mobile has expanded its smartphone portfolio after unveiling the Xperia E4.

The device comes just over two weeks before it is expected to make further product announcements Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Android-based Xperia E4 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with a five inch qHD touchscreen made from scratch-resistant glass.

There are five megapixel rear and two megapixel front cameras, full HD video recording and Sony’s 3D Surround Sound technology and Clear Audio+ sound improvement software, as well as 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can expanded by 32GB with a microSD card.

It has a 2,300mAh battery, which Sony said provide’s users with two days of use, adding that by activating the Battery STAMINA and Ultra STAMINA modes, which turns off all non-essential functions and keeps core ones running, will enable the phone to run for a week.

Additional features include the manufacturer’s new PartyShare app, which lets users share pictures and music through their phone via WiFi Direct with everyone in the room. This is a standard that enables devices to connect with each other without requiring a wireless access point.

PartyShare is preloaded on the Xperia E4 but is available to download from the Google Play Store for all Xperia products and Android smartphones on KitKat or later Google OS version.

The Xperia E4 will be released this month in black and white, with dual-SIM variant also going on sale. Details of sale in the UK will be announced in due course.