It's safe to say that Sony's smartphones aren't exactly what you call "affordable" and that the company is pretty comfortable with charging a premium for their devices. While this is true, the company has oddly enough developed a taste for more affordable devices and has released a fair few budget minded devices over the last couple of years. Unsurprisingly though, these are still pricey compared to the likes of the Moto G and Moto E, but then again what device isn't compared to Motorola's low-end offerings? A new device of Sony's has been spotted in benchmarks, suggesting Sony is looking to take the fight to Motorola.
A 4.4-inch device with the model number D2403 has been spotted in the GFXBench database with fairly low-end specs. Much like the recently launched Xperia M2, the device has a qHD display (960 x 540) and is powered by a Snapdragon 400. Running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, we're sure this will end up with Sony's software on top of it, which could help make the most of the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and pretty uninspiring 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Still, these specs aren't horrendous and at 4.4-inches a qHD display could certainly be a lot worse. Motorola's Moto G has a 720p display though, so this could be where this 4.4-incher falls to the competition.
We're pretty sure that whatever this device becomes, it'll be following the M2's footsteps, but thanks to the size of the display this could be Sony's weapon against the Moto G. In markets such as India, Sony is doing fairly well, but with Motorola offering devices like the Moto G, which we reviewed and very much liked, then their profits in the region could be in trouble. Right now though, we're unsure as to what the D2403 could be, but it sure looks like another budget device from Sony. Let's just hope that this time Sony has their realistic hat on when they price this guy for market.