All’s been quiet on the smartphone front for Sony and as it was just about to get things rolling for MWC Barcelona, well, you know how that panned out. The Japanese tech and consumer electronics giant, however, will be revealing its latest smartphone line-up on their YouTube channel later this week. Ahead of this, it has unwrapped its first smartphone of the year—the Xperia L4.
After fending off the notch display trend, Sony finally caves in with the Xperia L4. The entry-level device sports a 6.2-inch HD+ LCD panel (720×1680) with a cinematic 21:9 screen aspect ratio. There’s now a notch that houses an 8MP selfie shooter. Disappointingly, it also has a prominent chin.
It’s understated and elegant in the looks department with a choice of black or blue colour options.
Under the hood, another disappointment awaits. It runs on the old MediaTek MT6762 (Helio P22) processor that also powers the previous generation Xperia L3. This is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that’s expandable via microSD (up to 512GB).
The Xperia L4 does up the ante against its predecessor with a triple-camera setup comprising a 13MP f/2.0 main shooter, a 5MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera.
Keeping things juiced is a fairly large 3,580mAh battery that fast charges via USB-C.
Connectivity-wise, the 4G LTE device comes with Wi-FI 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS + GLONASS and NFC.
It comes with a fingerprint sensor and 3.5mm headphone jack.
The device runs Android 9 out-of-the-box.
The Xperia L4 is expected to go on sale in select markets from spring 2020.