The Xperia A4 smartphone for Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has been quietly revealed by Sony. A model number SO-04G is provided in the new unit, which speculates that it could be the future global Xperia Z4 Compact. The Xperia Z3 Compact was released as a previous Xperia A2 SO-04F for the planet, so it’s not completely unthinkable. In addition, the carrier’s site lists the versions Z4 and A4 side by side, providing the assumption greater legitimacy.
The Sony Xperia A4 features a 4.6-inch HD (720-1280 pixels) Triluminos X-Reality engine monitor. For dust-proof and waterproof approval, the Xperia A4 gets IP65/IP68 scores. The mobile is 128x66x9.1 mm thick and weights 129 grams. Sensors such as the proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and gyroscope are available.
Constructed around the same 4.6-inch 720p Triluminous panel as the Z3 Compact, the Xperia A4 is largely similar to the tiny flagship of Sony. It has the same Snapdragon 801 chipset and that alone may bring us to conclude that, rather than a replacement, the A4 is nothing but a carrier-specific Z3 Compact. And besides, it is the chipset that distinguishes the Xperia Z4 from the original version, and it’s always the same product if you forget to upgrade the Compact.
Coming from the camera segment of the Sony Xperia A4, we all understand that Sony’s cell phones come with a good phone. A top quality 20.7-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and Exmor RS sensor comes with this package. The handset has a front-facing camera of 2.2 megapixels for selfie production. A 2600mAh battery supports the unit.
As compared to the glass used on the Z3 Compact, the photos of the Xperia A4 on the carrier’s site also indicate a matt plastic back. That hypothesis is further reinforced by the marginal difference in dimensions (128 x 66 x 9.1 mm for the A4, vs 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm for the Z3 Compact). The weight is the same as 129g, and the battery size has also been retained at 2,600mAh.