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Here's the sleek, waterproof and affordable Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (pictures)

Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua is remarkably similar to the luscious Z3, including its waterproof build, but comes with a much lower price.

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The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a mid-range Android phone, but one that takes its design cues -- as well as its scuba skills -- from its pricier flagship brother.

Its 5-inch screen has a 720p resolution, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera, the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software and will start at around 299 euros (around £220, $335 or AU$435). It's due to hit shelves globally sometime in the next few months.

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With a glass front and back and rounded edges, the M4 Aqua looks remarkably like the flagship Xperia Z3.

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It's completely waterproof too.

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With the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software on board, you can access this little Flappy Bird-style mini game.

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It's not the slimmest phone ever, but you'd have to be in a seriously bad mood to call it fat.

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There's a 13-megapixel camera on the back with a 5-megapixel camera on the front for those awesome selfies.

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As well as black, the M4 Aqua will come in red and white.

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Sony has slapped the same user interface onto the M4 that you'll find on most of its recent Xperia phones.

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Sony has made the Micro-USB charging point waterproof, meaning it doesn't need to be covered with an annoying rubberised flap to keep the water out.

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