Sony Mobile has taken the wraps off its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M and the dual-SIM Xperia M Dual. Featuring the now-iconic OmniBalance design from the flagship Xperia Z, the Xperia M brings the premium Sony design to the mid-range markets.
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Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1Ghz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, the Xperia M and Xperia M Dual both sport 4-inch 480 x 854 TFT screens with a scratch-resistant coating. There is a rather paltry 4GB of internal storage, but fortunately there is a microUSB card slot that supports up to 64GB cards. Round the back, there is a 5MP rear camera and a 0.3MP VGA front-facing module on top of the screen. In addition, there’s NFC, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi connectivity.
Also, the Xperia M and M Dual both feature the new STAMINA Mode for increased battery life, as well as the LED illumination strip that is somewhat a Sony trademark design now. Interestingly, the Xperia M will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while the Xperia M Dual will run the newer Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Both Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual will be available in Black, White, and Purple colourways, but the single-SIM Xperia M will have an additional Yellow colourway. Both devices will be available worldwide in Q3 this year, but pricing details were not revealed.