Sony has announced two new members in its Xperia family in the form of Xperia M and Xperia M dual. Both these smartphones pack in similar specifications, with the Xperia M dual being a dual-SIM smartphone.
Sony Xperia M and Xperia M dual sport a 4.0-inch TFT display of FWVGA resolution. The smartphones pack in 1GHz dual-core processor along with Adreno 305 graphics. They come with with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage of which 2.8GB is user-accessible. The storage can be further expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card.
For camera, there is a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and a 0.3-megapixel front snapper. Both these smartphones have a 1,750mAh battery and the connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G with HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. As these smartphones have NFC connectivity and dedicated sharing apps, Sony is pegging Xperia M and Xperia M dual to be phones with "magical one-touch functions".
Sony Xperia M run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) while the Xperia M dual will offer Android 4.2 out of the box. Sony has shared that both Xperia M and Xperia M dual will start retailing from the third quarter of 2013.
The Sony Xperia M will be available in four colour options - Black, White, Purple and Lime. While Xperia M dual will be available in Black, White and Purple colours.
So far there is no word on the pricing of these smartphones but they are expected to be mid-range Xperia smartphones like the recently launched Xperia L.
Commenting on the launch, Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications, said, "Consumers looking for their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones, would be well-advised to look at Xperia M or Xperia M dual. 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 high-end models."
Sony Xperia M and Xperia M dual key specifications
- 4-inch display with FWVGA resolution
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB via microSD
- 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus
- VGA front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) only for Xperia M dual
- Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, aGPS, NFC
- Android 4.1 for Xperia M, Android 4.2 for Xperia M dual