Sony is adding to the Xperia line-up another affordable, entry-level Android smartphone. Called Xperia M, the handset is somewhat like the company’s Xperia L announced earlier, yet it gets a slightly smaller display and a low-resolution camera. It features Sony’s signature OmniBalance design with a circular aluminum power button and comes in a range of colors. Underneath the screen you can find a color-changing illuminated notification light to alert you to incoming calls, text messages and alarms.
The Xperia M is powered by a Qualcomm 1GHz SnapDragon dual-core processor with 1GB of memory. Its 4-inch capacitive touchscreen has 854×480 resolution. The 5 Megapixel camera supports Auto Focus, 720p HD video recording, Sweep Panorama, touch focus, face detection and comes with a LED flash. There is also a front-facing camera for video chat. Other than Bluetooth and WiFi, the entry-level device also includes NFC, supporting Sony’s one-touch functions, such as backup, mirroring to BRAVIA HDTVs, listening and sharing. 4GB of internal storage is provided and a microSD card is available for expansion.
The dual-sim Xperia M dual allows users to use two SIM cards on a single device, letting users to select which SIM to use before making a call or sending a message. You can also customize each SIM card’s ringtone. Sony will release the Xperia M and Xperia M dual in Q3. Both of them come in black, white and purple, and the single-SIM model gets yellow variation as well.