After hitting the premium segment with the flagship Xperia Z2 Smartphone and the Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia M2 at the MWC 2014 to cater the mid-range Smartphone segment. Measuring at 8.6mm thin, the company claims it to be "the slimmest 4G Smartphone in its class". There's also a dual-SIM variant with identical specs, called the Xperia M2 Dual.
Sony Xperia M2 sports a 4.8-inch TFT display and has a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, it is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor alongside Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. In addition to 8GB of flash memory, it comes with an expansion slot with up to 32GB MicroSD support.
The Smartphone is equipped with an 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile and features Autoscene Recognition and HDR. It is also capable of recording videos at 1080p and has single-LED flash. Sony's unique Xperia camera apps like Social live, Timeshift burst and Picture Effect comes pre-loaded to enhance the camera experience.
For connectivity, Sony Xperia M2 has 3G-HSPA+, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, USB, microUSB v2.0, A-GPS and GLONASS. Depending on the market, it also comes with 4G-LTE support. The 2300mAh Li-Ion battery with STAMINA Mode 3.0 offers up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 693 hours of standby time.
Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual Key Specifications:
- Dual SIM functionality (Xperia M2 Dual)
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS
- 4.8-inch, 540 x 960, qHD TFT display
- 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of flash memory
- Up to 32GB MicroSD support
- FM Radio with RDS
- 3D surround sound
- 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile
- 4G-LTE support (Market dependent)
- 3G-HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, USB and MicroUSB v2.0
- A-GPS and GLONASS
- 2300mAh Li-Ion battery with STAMINA Mode 3.0
- Dimensions: 139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm; 148 g
Sony Xperia M2 will hit stores globally from April 2014 and will be available in Black, White and Purple color options. There's no word on the pricing, but it's expected to be EUR 220 (~USD $305).