Sony has quietly announced the Xperia A4 in Japan, a device that is highly similar to the existing Xperia Z3. It is available exclusively on NTT Docomo, one of the largest telco in the country.
Design wise, the Xperia A4 looks very much like a colourful version of the Xperia Z3 Compact. It has a similar metal frame at the sides however, instead of a glass back, Sony has opt for a matte texture finish, with an “added sparkle of pearl”.
Overall, it has a very compact size, sporting a 4.6” 720p display at the front, and a dimension measuring at 128 x 66 x 9.1mm. Despite a new design at the back, the Xperia A4 still has a water- and dust-proof rating of PIX5/8 and IP6X.
Specifications wise, the Xperia A4 is almost identical as the Xperia Z3 Compact. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. There’s a 20.7MP rear shooter, 2.2MP front camera, LTE connectivity, and interestingly, a 2600mAh battery that boasts three days of battery life – that’s even more impressive than the two-day battery life Sony promises for its Xperia Z3 series.
Sadly though, as mentioned before, the Xperia A4 is only exclusively available in Japan via NTT Docomo. It will be available in the middle of June and while the price has not been mentioned, it should be similar to the price of similarly specced device from the company.