Original article: Meet the Xperia L4, which adopts its brother's ultra-long screens for the Japanese manufacturer - but does so in conjunction with chip Very basic from Mediatek
The huge differences in capabilities between the various divisions of Sony, which on the one hand unquestionably dominates the field of photography sensors and the world of ballroom gaming and on the other hand has great difficulty offering competitive creations in other technological fields - continue with us unfortunately in 2020, with the announcement of Unlocked God-Xperia L4.
The brand's new budget model born somewhere in 2013 adopts the elongated 21: 9 screens of other modern Xperia models, with a diagonal size of 6.2 inches and a relatively unique 1,680 × 720 pixels resolution based on a display panel in IPS technology, with 3GB Of dynamic memory and 64GB of internal storage based on the eMMC 5.1 standard with expandable option, Android Pie system, built-in fingerprint scanner in the side power button, 3.5mm slot for headphones, chip NFC Built-in 3,580mAh battery with fast charging support.
Despite the upgrade of the triangular photo array with a 13-megapixel main unit, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor to create a bokeh effect, plus an 8-megapixel selfie camera - theXperia L4 will continue to use Mediatek's basic and weak Helio P22 chip, identical to the one responsible for processing onXperia L3 a year ago (and considered a part of it back then) and has been accompanying us since early 2018.
In those days even Smartphones With a price tag of about 100 euros able to offer significantly improved processing power this is a big drawback from Sony - which joins the use of connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11n only, while the standardWi-Fi The latest and faster 802.11ac can certainly be considered by default.
Sony has not yet unveiled an official price tag for the Xperia L4 which will be available in stores in a few months, during the spring months in Europe (in blue or black) - but based on price tags of 160 euros and 170 euros or so (590-630 shekels in direct conversion ) At the launch of the Xperia L3 in Europe last year, a similar price is likely to be expected this year as well. A price that will be very difficult to justify in front of Smartphones Chinese and Koreans with hardware are preferable on several levels and in many aspects.
updating: Sony updates that the smartphone is destined to arrive in European countries during the second quarter of the year, somewhere between April and June, with a recommended price tag of 200 euros including taxes - about 745 shekels in direct conversion that as expected can not compete with models already available in Israel today For the same price.