Sony has just launched the Japan-exclusive Xperia A4, which is set to make its way to NTT DoCoMo in mid-June 2015. Billed as the successor to the Xperia A2, the A4 features similar build quality and specifications to those of the Xperia Z3 Compact.
The Xperia A4 comes with a 4.6-inch display with 1280 × 720 resolution, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 20.7MP rear-facing camera, a 2.2MP front-facing camera and a non-removable 2600mAh battery. The phone also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, features an IPX5/8 and IP6X dust and water resistance rating, and will be available in Blue, White, Gray and Pink color options at launch.
The Sony Xperia A4 is obtainable now for pre-purchase and will start off shipping in mid-June. We’;ll wait and see if it develops into a Z3 Compact successor or stays merely a nearby version of it.
In addition to the launch of the A4, Sony has given some availability details on its two newest flagship devices. The Xperia Z4, which was announced just a few weeks ago, will make its way to Japan in June, and the LTE-capable Xperia Z4 Tablet will come to the country in July.