Sony today announced two new members to the Xperia family – the Xperia M5 and the Xperia C5 Ultra, both a great addition to the Sony’s smartphone line up. The M5 is dubbed as the “super mid-range” device and looking at its specs it could be a mean machine.

Sony Xperia M5 announced, dubbed "super mid-range" phone
Sony Xperia M5 announced, dubbed “super mid-range” phone

What makes the Xperia M5 such astrong contender you ask? Well there are many things, actually. The device, which is said to be the successor to the Xperia M4 Aqua, sports a 5-inch 1080p display and a 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 chip-set is under the hood, a 2.0GHz octa-core silicon which happens to be a member of MediaTek’s top-end Helio X10 line.

In terms of multitasking the device has a beefy RAM of 3Gigs, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot, and a 2,600mAh battery to keep it running all day long. It comes pre-loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop customized with Sony’s Xperia UI. Both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants of the Xperia M5 will be available. And you guessed it! It will support LTE (although in certain regions).

Now coming to the highlight of the phone, the camera, 21.5MP rear camera that has a f/2.2 aperture and has a maximum light sensitivity of up to ISO 3200. The rear snapper comes with a fast hybrid auto-focus that is reportedly able to do its thing in merely 250 milliseconds (that’s frigging fast!). We also have 4K video capture capabilities on this phone. On the other side, Sony has put a 13MP selfie shooter up front, which allows you to record 1080p videos on the go and has auto-focus.

The Xperia M5 is IP65/IP68 certified which means it is dust and water-proof). Unfortunately, we have no information about where the Xperia M5 will be sold or how much it is priced at, although the rumors are it might cost around EUR 360 (~$395). The phone will be available in gold, white and black.

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