Pictures of a new Sony Xperia device have been leaked showing a previously unseen handset. The Sony Xperia model features stereo speakers, Android Lollipop, a large front-facing camera (possibly 5MP), as well as an exposed micro USB port.
There have been rumours that this year’s Sony Xperia waterproof models will feature an exposed port, which will be a relief for many worrying about water creeping into their handset through USB port flap wear.
The design 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.
This device is most likely the Xperia M4 Aqua that we expect to be revealed at MWC next week. It may correlate with the E23XX (E2303, E2333, E2353) model numbers we saw recently. The rumoured spec sheet for this device includes 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.
Update: We have now confirmed that the device pictured is 100% the Xperia M4 Aqua.
In addition, the Xperia Z4 Tablet has been snapped too, which looks similar to the Xperia Z2 Tablet when looking at the front profile. However, the headphone jack on the Xperia Z4 Tablet sits on the top of the device versus the bottom on the Xperia Z2 Tablet. The other giveaway is that the Xperia Z4 Tablet pictures we have seen so far show a black volume rocker in line with what we can see below. The Xperia Z2 tablet has a silver volume rocker, which would be seen in the picture, much like the aluminium signature power button.
Given Sony’s tease yesterday, we imagine that this will have a much slimmer profile versus the Xperia Z2 Tablet and will be more akin to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact which launch last Autumn. The tablet pictured is also running Lollipop.