Sony was expected to launch the MWC 2020 smartphone which was later canceled, unfortunately, due to concerns regarding coronavirus.
We've not seen the flagship yet, but Sony's just announced the Xperia L4 has revamped its entry-level smartphone range. The handset is succeeding Xperia L3 which was unveiled at MWC 2019 last year.
The Sony Xperia L4 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ LCD with a resolution of 1680x720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 21:9 CinemaWide. The phone weighs 178g and measures 159x 71x 8.7 mm.
The processor used in the handset is the same, frustrating, MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. The handset is equipped with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be extended with a microSD card up to 512 GB.
The Sony Xperia L4 comes with triple rear cameras as per optics, making it the first device in the L series to come with the triple rear camera setup. The main sensor is 13MP with an f/2.0 aperture whilst the secondary sensor is an ultra-wide lens of 5MP f/2.2. We also have portrait shots with a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera.
Sony is always keeping its uniqueness to be different or a special one among smartphone manufacturers. However, the upcoming entry-level handset sets a new front camera in the waterdrop notch with an 8MP on the front for selfies. This notch keeps the top bezel thin, instead, the company leaves a bigger chin.
Besides the basic security of password and PIN, mounted to the side of the handset is the fingerprint scanner. Surprisingly, the handset maintains the jack of the headphone if you wonder while most companies left it in the past. The Sony Xperia L4 starts operating on Android 9 Pie.
The battery has an even bigger capacity and fast charging from a respectable 3,580mAh battery. The phone supports Sony's Adaptive Charging system to prevent battery overload.
The Sony Xperia L4 is available in two colors, black and blue. If we talk about its availability and price, so far, there are no details yet. Sony has said the handset will ship in Spring 2020 to select markets.