Sony’s new budget-friendly smartphone -- with a water- and dust-proof exterior -- called the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual has reportedly been launched in India. Information pertaining to a U.S. release is unknown at this point, but here is some information on the pricing, specifications and features of the handset.

Price, Highlights

The Xperia M4 Aqua Dual is reportedly priced at 24,990 rupees in India, which roughly translates to $390. Plus, the potential buyers will be given a choice of black, white and coral hues. In the meantime, the highlight of this wallet-friendly handset is the IP 68/65 rating. This means the handset will be able to work normally, even after being underwater for up to 30 minutes, with flaps closed, notes NDTV.

Specifications, Features

The device released in India comes with a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display, bundled with 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution. The mid-range Xperia M4 Aqua resembles the 2014 flagship Xperia Z3. But then, the handset is built with plastic material, whereas the Xperia Z3 comes with metal and glass mix in Sony’s trademark style for high-end phones, says Phone Arena. Under the hood, this Xperia handset is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core (Snapdragon 615) SoC and backed by a good 2 GB of RAM unit, according to NDTV. On the software front, the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The handset reportedly comes equipped with 16 GB of built-in storage and microSD card slot for further expansion of up to 128 GB. Moreover, there is a killer 13 MP rear-facing sensor and a gracious 5 MP front-facing snapper for selfies. With respect to the battery configuration, a 2,400 mAh unit apparently keeps the lights on. Meanwhile, NDTV says, the housed battery unit can provide up to approximately 13 hours of talk time and 779 hours of stand-by time. Lastly, in addition to the standard connectivity options, this device also supports 4G LTE and NFC.