Aside from its water-repellent capabilities, the device comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (with F2.0 aperture lens), octa-core processor, 5-megapixel selfie snapper and a claimed two-day battery life.
Like some of the other Xperia models, it has cap-free waterproofing, meaning you don’t need to remember to close off your microUSB connector and the device should still be fine if it takes an accidental short dip.
Under the bonnet, the device will arrive running Android Lollipop out of the box, and supports 4G LTE connectivity, as well as the expected slower data standards. This isn’t always a given on a mid-range device.
Sony said the M4 Aqua will go on sale in white, black, coral and silver in Spring in more than 80 countries. It’ll be available SIM-free or via carriers in these markets, the company added.