25 May 2020
UPDATE (April 28th, 2020):
The Sony Xperia L4 is now available for purchase in Europe for €199/£169 (depending on your country of residence). It is undoubtedly a good phone for the price tag but it is the OS version which is questionable. It was announced with Android 9 Pie and Sony has said nothing about Android 10 upgrade plans.
Original (February 20th, 2020)
It is time for another budget smartphone release from Sony and this time around, it is the Xperia L4. The newest offering is a direct successor to the Xperia L3 that was released exactly one year ago. Sony has released the latest model with a similar set of specifications and features but with a few changes for improvements.
The Sony Xperia L4 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with no notch or punch-hole. It is a taller display than the predecessor and as a result, the aspect ratio has also increased to 20:9 from 18:9. The phone has the same MediaTek Helio P22 processor paired with 3GB RAM as the last year's model. However, the onboard storage has been doubled to 64GB.
The rear camera setup has been improved to include triple cameras this time. These include a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The 8-megapixel front camera remains unchanged from the last year. Another good thing is that Sony has increased the battery capacity to 3,580mAh which means users should expect battery life improvements on the new model. It also retains 3.5mm headphone jack from last year. For some reason, it will run Android 9 Pie out of the box despite Android 10 being months old now.
The Sony Xperia L4 has been released in Black and Blue color variants with sales starting sometime in Spring 2020. The team is yet to reveal details about the pricing and markets where it will be sold.