Purported Sony Xperia E4 leaks in first images ahead of MWC 2015 debut

The purported Sony Xperia E4 has popped up online again ahead of its expected debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Just a few months ago, in September, Sony launched its Xperia E3 smartphone in some markets across the world. Nevertheless, it now seems that the company already has a successor in the works, as an unannounced Sony Xperia E4 made its way online.

Earlier this week, word came out that an Xperia E4 was in the pipeline with two models in tow - E2105 and E2115. The first images of the purported device have now surfaced as well, giving us a glimpse into what to expect.

The newly-leaked images come from Teleguru (via the Xperia Blog) and allegedly show the E2105 Xperia E4. The smartphone is expected to come in both single- and dual-SIM variants, and the E2105 is reportedly the model number of the single-SIM version, while the E2115 represents the dual-SIM version. No logo is visible on the device shown in these images, as a sticker conceals the branding at the top of the device.

When it comes to specifications, the purported Sony Xperia E4 is rumored to come with a 5-inch qHD display, meaning a modest resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Under the hood, the device will reportedly pack a MediaTek MT6582 chipset with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and Mali-400 MP4 graphics. According to the screenshots posted by Teleguru, the purported Sony Xperia E4 delivers an AnTuTu benchmark score of 17,857.

At first glance, the alleged Sony Xperia E4 is shaping up to be a decent budget smartphone with a neat design, sporting far thinner bezels than usually found in this category. The handset further seems to sport a textured back made of hard plastic, which should allow for a good grip.

The Sony Xperia Z4 is expected to launch with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, but receive an upgrade to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime in the first half of next year. Teleguru further claims that Sony will unveil its new Xperia E4 at the MWC 2015 trade show in Barcelona, and the handset should hit the market in late March at a price point of roughly $200.

With no official information available at this point, however, take this report with a grain of salt.

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