The new Sony Xperia M may not be fabulous in terms of specifications, but it may prove a great option for those looking for an affordable device.
Rumored to be working on the high-end Togari and making plans to sell the Xperia Z with a carrier in the U.S., Sony hasn’t forgot about the low and mid-end segments of the market.
The Sony Xperia M falls into the same category as the Xperia L, announced earlier this year – a smartphone with decent features, sporting the Omnibalance design philosophy that the Japanese company uses on higher-end devices. The Xperia M also features a nice notification LED light under the screen, which gives it a touch of originality.
The device, which the company has just announced, comes with a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm CPU and 1GB of RAM.
The internal memory is 4GB, but you can always use a microSD card to supplement it with up to 32GB, while the main camera features a 5MP Exmor RS sensor.
The Xperia M also features NFC functionality, which Sony promoted in relation to the Xperia Z in a nice little ad not long ago, as well as a Stamina mode.
Sony has announced a single SIM version of the Xperia M, as well as a dual-SIM one, called the Xperia Mdual. Four color versions will be available for the new device – black, white, purple, and yellow, but the yellow color option will only be available for the single SIM variant.
The Sony Xperia M will be available globally in Q3 2013, but no information on pricing has been revealed yet.
Introducing Xperia™ M for the Best of Sony Connectivity and Design
LONDON, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ –
- Latest model added to the Xperia range of premium smartphones, with Xperia M offering unique Sony experiences at new price point
- Combines Sony’s technology and design expertise with one-touch functions and a beautiful, striking form
- Dual SIM version also available – Xperia Mdual
Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia M featuring Sony’s innovative one-touch functions for effortless connectivity, and signature premium design.
Xperia M is designed to bring Sony experiences to a new market and price point; NFC connectivity for one-touch functions, stunning design and a range of technologies including: a high quality screen for sharp viewing; smart camera functionality for impressive pictures and videos; Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life; and Sony’s signature media apps for enjoying photos, music, movies and games on the go, integrating Sony Entertainment Network services directly in the apps.
“Consumers looking for their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones would be well-advised to look at Xperia M or Xperia Mdual,” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Both models benefit from Sony’s proven innovation and engineering expertise, and are perfect for those who want the premium technology and experiences often only associated with …read more
Via: Android Authority