Sony has officially announced the Sony Xperia M, its latest addition to the Xperia series of smartphones. The Sony Xperia M is the new 4-inch display smartphone from Sony that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Sony Xperia M can be considered to be a mid-segment smartphone that delivers good speed and performance. It is definitely not as good as the Sony Xperia Z, but the device does have some unique features of its own. The Sony Xperia M has a 4-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The smartphone is based on Sony’s OmniBalance design, similar to the other smartphones in the Sony Xperia series.
The Sony Xperia M is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, standard GPU and has 1 GB of RAM. The device also has a 5MP primary camera and a secondary camera whose resolution has not been disclosed yet. The device comes with 4GB of internal storage which is less of course, but it also has a microSD card support using which you can expand storage space by up to 32GB.
The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also contains Sony’s custom Android skin and exclusive apps. You will also get a list of Google apps by default which include Google Chrome, Voice Search and Maps. If you want some more, then you can always check the Google Play Store.
The Sony Xperia M also contains a good capacity battery along with Sony’s STAMINA mode which is said to improve battery life. There is no official data on the battery capacity, but Sony did say that the device will be able to give a standby time of up to 552 hours and talk time of up to 10 hours.
When it comes to design, the Sony Xperia M looks very similar to the Sony Xperia Z. So mid-segment consumers who cannot afford the Sony Xperia Z can check out the Sony Xperia M which could be a good substitute. This smartphone will be available in single SIM and dual-SIM options in black, white and purple color options. The release date is expected to be in the third quarter of 2013.