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Sony has launched a new smartphone called Xperia L4. It brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor. The phone shares a lot of features with Sony’s Xperia 1 flagship – it has a triple camera, a 21:9 display and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The Sony Xperia L4 features a 6.2-inch 21:9 HD+ LCD, which is taller than the Xperia L3’s 18:9 screen and matches the cinematic ratio of the Xperia 1. The taller aspect makes it more convenient to use two apps simultaneously in portrait mode.

The triple camera on the rear includes a 13MP wide-angle with phase detect autofocus, a 5MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s an 8MP selfie shooter on the front, housed in its own little notch.

One part where the Xperia L4 isn’t an upgrade over its predecessor is processing. It has the same MediaTek Helio P22 with 3GB of RAM. It also retains the 3.5mm audio jack and doubles the built-in storage to 64GB.

The Xperia L4 is powered up by a 3,580mAh battery (up from 3,300 on the Xperia L3) and adds fast charging (although that’s not Power Delivery).

Sony Xperia L4
Sony Xperia L4

Sony Xperia L4 Specifications

Network Properties

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  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, February 20
  • Status: Coming soon

Design

  • Dimensions: 159 x 71 x 8.7 mm (6.26 x 2.80 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 178 g (6.28 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colours: Black, Blue
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.2 inches, 89.8 cm2 (~79.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1680 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie)

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.0″, PDAF
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), 1/5.0″
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
  • Video: [email protected]

Sony Xperia L4 Camera

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging
  • USB Power Delivery

Sony Xperia L4 Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia L4 will come out some time in Q2. It will cost €200 at launch with a choice of Blue and Black paint jobs. This one has 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage, no other options as of yet.

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