The Sony Xperia M is a new low-to-mid range Android smartphone that has a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, a 4-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixel) display, Sony’s OmniBalance design, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The rear-facing camera has an Exmor RS sensor and up to 4x digital zoom with 720p video recording at 30fps. The phone is packed with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash memory with microSD expansion of 32GB.
The Xperia M is powered by Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and a custom Sony Android skin. The phone will come pre-loaded with several Google-powered applications like Google Chrome, Google Voice Search, and Google Maps.
In terms of aesthetics, the Xperia M is 9.3mm thick and has a polished aluminum power button. The Xperia M also has a highlighted camera ring and can be purchased in multiple colors (black, purple, and white). The Xperia M has a strip under the display that can show customized alerts sent from different apps.
Sony is selling the Xperia M as a couple of different versions, one with a single SIM and another with a dual-SIM. The Xperia M has a “STAMINA” mode to improve battery life, which can support 552 hours of standby time. Talk time is at about 10 hours and 18 minutes.
The Xperia M is coming in Q3 2013. The dual-SIM version will also have an option to buy it in yellow.