Both devices feature 13-megapixel front cameras.
Sony has unleashed two new Xperia phones today, the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5. These phones cover both ends of the screen size spectrum with 6-inch and 5-inch displays respectively. Sony is calling the Xperia M5 a “super mid range” smartphone, and its specs certainly look like they have been mixed and mashed from both mid-range and high-end hardware.
The M5 features a 1080p display, an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 21.5-megapixel rear camera, 16GB of expandable internal storage, LTE connectivity, a 2,600 mAh battery rated for two-day battery life, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The phone uses a metal and glass design and is IP65 and IP68 rated for water and dust-resistant, similar to the company’s flagship Xperia lineup. The front camera is a 13-megapixel unit, making the M5 a suitable match for those that capture a lot of selfies (and perhaps throw in a bit of video calls from time to time.)
The 13 MP camera is shared by the Xperia C5 Ultra, with an LED flash thrown in for good measure. Other specs of the 6-incher include a Full HD screen, a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 MP camera on the rear, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, LTE, and a 2,930 mAh battery (rated for two days of usage like the M5.) The C5 Ultra impresses with the almost bezel-less design, but takes premium materials out of the equation.
Sony hasn’t given too many release details, only saying both devices will be available in select countries across emerging markets this month. Whether developed smartphone markets like Europe and the US will see a launch remains to be seen, but it sure seems like the Japanese manufacturer isn’t too interested in a widespread release in the initial stages.