Sony has just unveiled the Xperia M, brand-new smartphone that once again expands the Xperia product lineup. This time, Sony opted to create a smartphone for the mid-range market segment.
The Xperia M packs a 4-inch TFT display with 16 million colors, and a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. On the inside, the device runs on a 1 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 as its operating system, 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage capacity. A microSD card slot is also provided, which supports as much as 32GB extra space, if the need arises.
In terms of connectivity, the device comes with NFC, allowing the user to enjoy one-touch functions such as one-touch mirroring, where photos on the handset are displayed on a television; one-touch backup, where users can save photos wirelessly in the Sony Personal Content Station; one-touch listening, where users can stream music to headphones or speakers wirelessly; and one-touch sharing, where sharting content between devices is made easy. Apart from NFC, the Xperia M is furthermore capable of Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and MHL connectivity.
For its main camera, the Xperia M touts one with a 5 MP sensor, a far cry from the 13 MP camera of the Xperia Z. However, the same camera also features an Exmor RS sensor, 4x digital zoom, and autofocus. Likewise, it supports HDR imaging technology as well as 720p video recording.
The handset’s battery promises 552 hours of standby time. Such battery comes with a feature called STAMINA Mode, which adjusts smartphone settings based on the user’s needs to enhance battery life.
Design-wise, the handset features an aluminum power button, a curved rear panel, and a notification light just below the display. It has dimensions of 4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 inches and weighs 4.37 ounces. It also comes in four colors: black, white, purple, and lime.
It is expected that the smartphone will hit stores this coming September. To date, the price and exact date of release remain to be revealed.