Earlier today, Sony has announced the upcoming availability of its next flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2. Along with the high-end device, the Japanese handset maker has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone that will be available in two versions: Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 dual.
According to Sony, both smartphones will be on sale globally beginning April for prices that will be disclosed closer to launch.
Keep in mind that the dual-SIM variant will only be available in specific markets, while the single-SIM model is likely to go on sale worldwide.
Unlike the Xperia Z2, which is aimed at customers looking for premium features, Sony Xperia M2 is a solid alternative for Android enthusiasts in need of an affordable device.
Sony Xperia M2 sports a decent 4.8-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and features scratch resistant glass.
On the inside, the smartphone comes equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
The Xperia M2 packs only 8GB of storage inside, but users will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Furthermore, the mid-range handset features an enhanced 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary VGA camera.
The Xperia M2 dual comes with similar features but, as the name suggests, adds dual-SIM support into the mix. It is also worth mentioning that both Xperia M2 models will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box.
“Xperia M2 is an ultra fast smartphone that offers brilliant specs and performance, reaching new audiences with a mid-range price. This is a great device for the customer looking for a smartphone that has it all.
It combines the best of Sony, bringing you our latest technologies complimented with a one of its kind, unique entertainment offer never before seen on a mid-range smartphone,” said Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.