Sony to launch Xperia M smartphone in Q3


Manufacturer says the device is ideal for consumers looking to use their first Xperia smartphone

Sony Mobile is expanding its Xperia smartphone portfolio with the addition of the Xperia M. It will go on sale globally from Q3, available in black, white, purple and yellow.

The device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It has a four inch touchscreen that is protected by a scratch-resistent panel cover.

The Xperia M houses a five megapixel camera with a dedicated shutter key, front-facing VGA camera, the ability to record video in HD and Sony technologies ClearAudio+, xLoud and 3D Surround Sound for improved audio.

It also features one-touch functions to enable users to share multimedia across a range of devices, such as Sony’s latest range of BRAVIA TVs, as well as Battery STAMINA Mode, which quadruples the standby time on the device by shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.

There will also be a dual-SIM version of the Xperia M available, enabling users to select between two SIMs before making a call or sending a text with one click. It has the same specifications and will come in the same colours, except yellow.

Sony Mobile director of Xperia marketing Calum MacDougall 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.”