By Bogdan Bele June 4, 2013 0 13 51 10 The new Sony Xperia M may not be fabulous in terms of specifications, but it may prove a great option for those looking for an affordable device.Advertisement Rumored to be working on the high-end Togari and making plans to sell the Xperia Z with a carrier in the U.S., Sony hasn’t forgot about the low and mid-end segments of the market. The Sony Xperia M falls into the same category as the Xperia L, announced earlier this year – a smartphone with decent features, sporting the Omnibalance design philosophy that the Japanese company uses on higher-end devices. The Xperia M also features a nice notification LED light under the screen, which gives it a touch of originality. The device, which the company has just announced, comes with a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm CPU and 1GB of RAM. The internal memory is 4GB, but you can always use a microSD card to supplement it with up to 32GB, while the main camera features a 5MP Exmor RS sensor. The Xperia M also features NFC functionality, which Sony promoted in relation to the Xperia Z in a nice little ad not long ago, as well as a Stamina mode. Sony has announced a single SIM version of the Xperia M, as well as a dual-SIM one, called the Xperia Mdual. Four color versions will be available for the new device – black, white, purple, and yellow, but the yellow color option will only be available for the single SIM variant. The Sony Xperia M will be available globally in Q3 2013, but no information on pricing has been revealed yet. Show Press Release Introducing Xperia™ M for the Best of Sony Connectivity and Design LONDON, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Latest model added to the Xperia range of premium smartphones, with Xperia M offering unique Sony experiences at new price point Combines Sony’s technology and design expertise with one-touch functions and a beautiful, striking form Dual SIM version also available – Xperia Mdual Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia M featuring Sony’s innovative one-touch functions for effortless connectivity, and signature premium design. Xperia M is designed to bring Sony experiences to a new market and price point; NFC connectivity for one-touch functions, stunning design and a range of technologies including: a high quality screen for sharp viewing; smart camera functionality for impressive pictures and videos; Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life; and Sony’s signature media apps for enjoying photos, music, movies and games on the go, integrating Sony Entertainment Network services directly in the apps. “Consumers looking for their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones would be well-advised to look at Xperia M or Xperia Mdual,” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Both models benefit from Sony’s proven innovation and engineering expertise, and are perfect for those who want the premium technology and experiences often only associated with high-end models.” Ease of sharing and enjoyment Xperia M features Sony’s one-touch functions, allowing you to easily and instantly enjoy photos and music across an array of devices, such as Sony’s SBH20 wireless stereo headset and latest range of NFC-enabled BRAVIA TVs, with just a single touch. Premium, signature Sony design Xperia M boasts Sony’s now familiar OmniBalance design, first introduced in flagship Xperia Z. The aesthetic language takes the form of a precision-crafted skeleton frame, and gives the phone a seamless look that is both tactile and sleek. Designed to complement the slim style, Xperia M also features colour-changing illuminations that can be personalised to visually alert you to incoming calls, text messages and alarms. Xperia M and Xperia Mdual will be available in Black, White and Purple – a Yellow colour variation will also be available for the single SIM model. Key features for XperiaM One-touch functions with NFC and screen mirroring, to display content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices Sony’s OmniBalance design, with generous 4″ FWVGA touchscreen display and LED illuminations Sony’s signature audio enhancement technology ClearAudio+, xLOUD and 3D Surround Sound (VPT) 5 megapixel fast capture camera with auto-focus and HDR for photos, and dedicated shutter key Fast performance with dual-core processor Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life Available in Black, Purple, White and Yellow colour variations Consistent Sony entertainment experiences Xperia M benefits from Sony’s media applications, offering consistent entertainment experiences across mobile, tablet, desktop and console platforms. The “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies apps provide online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content. The “WALKMAN” application provides access to all your downloaded music, plus Music Unlimited* with over 18 million songs to explore, and Facebook social integration. The “Movies” application gives consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from Video Unlimited*. The “Album” application enables easy access to Facebook friends’ photos, as well as the ability to organise images both by location and, through the new “Faces” function, by the people that feature in them. Sony’s entertainment technology turns content into experiences, and with Xperia M you can enjoy these experiences for longer thanks to Battery STAMINA Mode. The latest version of Sony’s battery management technology improves the standby time of your smartphone by four times or more**, by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on. Xperia Mdual The Dual SIM variant Xperia Mdual lets users select between two SIMs before making a call or sending a message with just a single click. Each SIM card can also be customised separately – for example, a formal ring for business or another tune for pleasure – perfect when users want to separate work from play, and handle calls more efficiently. Xperia M and Xperia Mdual from Sony Mobile will both be available worldwide from Q3 2013. For all the latest news, views and info on Sony Xperia smartphones, follow @SonyMobileNews on Twitter. For the full media kit and detailed specifications, please visit: http://blogs.sonymobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Xperia_M_press_release.pdf * Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region, please see http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details. 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