Feb 25th, 2014 publishUpdated   Mar 3rd, 2014, 11:45 am

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Yesterday we visited Sony’s booth during Mobile World Congress to take a closer look at Sony’s latest flagship devices — the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. With those devices getting all the buzz, it appears we may have overlooked another newly announced device, the Sony Xperia M2.

At first glance, it’s easy to confuse the M2 from its bigger brother, the Xperia Z2. They both feature Sony’s design language throughout and when held side-by-side, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the devices. Upon closer inspection you’ll find the M2 to be lower-cost, mid-range Sony device still worthy of the Xperia name.

In fact, Sony is so proud of the M2 they claim it offers the best specs in its class (although they were mum on exactly which class the device falls under), offering a with bigger display, more processing cores, and a higher MP camera than the competition (Moto G, perhaps?). It’s okay, we’ll let you decide.

Here’s what the Xperia M2 offers Android users on a budget:

Sony Xperia M2 specs

  • 4.8-inch qHD display (960×540)
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 8MP camera
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • 4G LTE support
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Let’s also not forget that the Xperia M2 measures in at barely 8.6mm thin and offers NFC, and LTE connectivity — something the Moto G can’t hold a candle to. Whether or not that warrants a likely higher price tag than the G is up to you. Expect the Sony Xperia M2 to launch sometime in April in black, white, and purple, carrying with it roughly a $300 price tag.

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