Sony is confused regarding the Android version of Xperia E4, mentions both Lollipop and KitKat

Sony is confused regarding the Android version of Xperia E4, mentions both Lollipop and KitKat
Earlier today, Sony officially announced the Xperia E4, a new smartphone that looks quite different from the older E series models. Powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and sporting a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, the Xperia E4 will obviously not cost too much (though its exact price hasn't been announced yet).

One thing that's not clear about the Xperia E4 is the Android version that it's going to have at launch. According to a post from Sony Developer World, the handset runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat (that's what we had previously reported, too). However, the Xperia E4 product page says Android 5.0 Lollipop is on board. Obviously, we're hoping that the smartphone will run Lollipop. We'll find out if that's the case later this month, when the E4 is supposed to be released in select markets.

Besides a 5-inch screen and a MediaTek processor, the Sony Xperia E4 features a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2300 mAh battery (this should be able to provide up to two days of normal usage).

Update: Sony edited the E4 product page, which now says the handset runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
 

sources: Xperia E4 product page, Sony Developer World

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Xperia E4
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(12.72h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That Mediatek chipset is hardly an upgrade over SD400 in the predecessor, it have the same CPU with slightly higher clock speed but the GPU(Mali-400 MP2) is twice slower than Adreno 305(as a comparison, Adreno 305 is on par with Mali-400 MP4).

3. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Except.............the price is lowered and people who buy this phone don't buy it for gaming in the first place.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Poor Sony, still have a faith on Mediatek despite the failure of the Xperia C.

4. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Xperia c had seen highest sales in south-east asia i.e India

7. Samuel_Wankhede

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Even I have an Xperia C... But I agree that Xperia C is a failure because of its Mediatek Chipset,Locked bootloader and on top of that no updates from Sony...:/

5. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

MediaTek powered device is known for cheap phone and no android version upgrade. The only MediaTek powered device I will buy is the android one series

6. RajRicardo

Posts: 505; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

It's also confused whether to sell off their mobile division or not :p :D

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