Mid-range Sony Xperia M announced


sony xperia m

The folks at Sony have unveiled another new smartphone for the masses to sink their teeth into. The latest from the Japanese company is being dubbed the Sony Xperia M, and it’s an entry-level offering aimed straight for those who want a smartphone but don’t want the costs associated with owning them. As you’ve come to expect by now, this is an Android 4.1 smartphone with Sony’s custom user experience sitting on top.

For specs, Sony’s initial product information is a bit odd. On one hand they say we should expect a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, while another says to expect a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. We’ll be looking to get a more pointed spec sheet from Sony, but in the meantime just know this one is powered by a Qualcomm-based dual-core processor. We’re also told to expect 1GB of RAM.

The 4-inch display isn’t full HD at 854 pixels tall by 480 pixels wide, but that’s to be expected. You’ll also be getting a 5 megapixel HD camera on the back that can shoot HDR photos. There’s a front-facing camera as well, but we’re not sure of its exact quality just yet.

You can also expect Sony’s unique chassis design that features a bottom illuminating bar. Sony is planning on launching this guy in single-SIM and dual-SIM models, though we’re not sure when we can expect it to launch. Sony’s shooting for Q3, but not promises are being made yet. As such, you can probably already guess that there is no pricing information to be had, though we imagine it’ll be much cheaper than, say, the Sony Xperia Z. Take a closer look at the Xperia M at Sony’s site if you’re interested.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. meh

  2. If the comment section is any indicator not much hype about sony as of late, I for one think its beautiful, since it doesn’t look like iphone jr. like the htc one, or a s4 clone like the Htc one waiiiitttt…

    1. ? the HTC One looks pretty darn unique in my book… there is only so much you can do with a handheld touchscreen device and I think the ONE is the most unique of what is flagship today

      1. do a side by side of each one they look similar

        1. not seeing it……. unless you are talking about the fact that they are large touch screen devices resembling a rectangle, what DOES define each one is drastically different

          1. yes samsung and htc, compare to , I will state the xperia line looks quite different to me but I think they share resemblance to moto’s line

  3. Sony: Do CDMA carriers please?

  4. specs like that may be okay for a mid range in 2012 but not in 2013. a phone like seems more low end and should not cost more than $200 when launched.

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