Sony Xperia M and dual SIM version announced for 3rd quarter release

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Sony has just revealed an Xperia M and its dual SIM version for a Q3 global launch. While we’re yet to make a wild stab at guessing the price, a look at the specifications sheet is enough to tell us that two more mid-range devices are on the menu.

The Sony Xperia M dual and its single SIM brother share much the same specifications. Besides embedding a couple of SIM card slots, the former will also come with Jelly Bean 4.2, while the latter will work with v4.1 of the OS. Each has a 4-inch 854 x 480p resolution display stretched across its front. The in-built dual core Snapdragon S400 MSM8227 chip clocks in a speed of 1GHz and is accompanied by the Adreno 305 GPU for graphics rendering.

Sony Xperia M

1GB RAM powers up all the operations of the device and 2.8GB out of the onboard 4GB memory is user-accessible. But there’s no need to worry about falling short of hoarding space as the Japanese company has made up for it with a microSD card slot which allows for expanding this space up to a maximum of 32GB. For photography needs, there’s a 5MP camera with flash, 4x digital zoom, HDR and 720p videos as well as a front VGA lens.

A Battery Stamina Mode that the company showed off in early April has been tossed into the mix. The technology supposedly extends the standby time derivable between charges by 4 times and more. PlayStation certification, NFC, the Walkman app, XLoud Experience, HD voice support and ClearAudio+ all feature on the specs list. Just like the recent crop of devices from the company, even this newest pair offers easier multi-tasking with Small App functionality (check out the video below).

The Sony Xperia M will hit the markets in yellow, purple, black and white. Its sibling will only land in the last three colors we’ve mentioned.

Specifications shared by both phones:

– 4-inch, 854 x 480p FWVGA touchscreen
– Android 4.1 on single SIM model, Android 4.2 on dual SIM one
– 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S400 MSM8227 chip with Adreno 305 GPU
– 1GB RAM, 4GB onboard memory, up to 32GB microSD card support
– 5MP main camera with 4x digital zoom, LED flash, 720p recording, HDR
– VGA front sensor
– 124mm x 62mm x 9.3mm chassis, 115gm weight