Sony’s M5 and C5 Ultra Are Super Mid Rangers With a Focus on Selfies

xperia m5, xperia c5 ultra

Sony has announced a couple of new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. The new phones are what the company calls ‘super mid range’ and have a very heavy focus on taking good pictures whether they are selfies or your vanilla ones.

Sony Xperia M5:

The Xperia M5 comes in a compact package with some features which would be more at home on a high-end smartphone.

It comes with a 13 megapixel 1080p camera at the front while the back boasts a 21.5 megapixel sensor, with lightning fast 0.25 second autofocus, LED, 4K video recording and f/2.2 aperture.

The front comes with a 5” display with 1080p display, which is fine for the display size. The M5 also comes with dust and water-proofing, thanks to IP65 and IP68 certification. More importantly, you get a capless USB port, meaning you won’t have to fiddle with your caps anymore.

Under the hood, you get a 2 Ghz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, with 3 GB RAM, 16 GB RAM and a microSD. You also get NFC, optional Dual SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS.

The phone runs on a 2,600 mAh battery with 2 days backup, runs on lightly-customized Android 5.0 Lollipop and features an OmniBalance design with metal on sides and glass on the back.

Sony Xperia M5 Specifications:

  • sony xperia m5CPU: 2Ghz octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10
  • OS: Customized Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
    • Optional Dual SIM
  • Design: 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm
    • OmniBalance with metal and glass structure
  • Display: 5” with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution
    • Capacitive touchscreen
    • Dust and water-resistant (IP68/IP65 certified)
  • Memory:
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal: 16 GB
  • Card slot: yes, expandable by 200 GB
  • Camera:
  • Primary: 21.5 megapixel with 250ms autofocus, ISO 3200, 4K video
    • LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • Secondary: 13 megapixel with 1080p video recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Price: $395 (rumoured)
  • Available in Black, White and Gold

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra:

The new Sony Xperia C5 Ultra comes with a 13 megapixel camera on the front with flash, and a respectable feature set to back that up.

The back shares the 13 megapixel autofocus sensor of the front. The selfie shooter has a 22mm focal length for wider shots. On the front, the display is a spacious 6” unit with 1080p resolution. The design of the phone is quite stylish, owing to a thin 8.2mm profile and minimum bezels.

Under the hood, you get a 1.7 Ghz MediaTek MT6572 octa-core chipset with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD. Connectivity includes LTE, optional Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and GPS. The phone has a 2,930 mAh battery for life of up to 2 days, and runs customized version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The phones will be released by mid-August worldwide. Pricing details are not known right now.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Specifications:

  • sony xperia m5CPU: 1.7 Ghz octa-core
  • Chipset: 64-bit MediaTek MT6752
  • OS: Customized Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Design:
    • Thin bezels
    • 8.6 mm thin
    • Optional Dual SIM
  • Display: 6” IPS display wih 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution
    • Capacitive touch-screen
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 200 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixel with Exmor RS, 1080p video
    • Secondary: 13 megapixel with 22 mm focal length, 88 mm field
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS
  • Battery: 2,930 mAh, Stamina Mode
  • Available in three colors