Propelling its Xperia series to the next level, Japanese phone maker Sony has announced the launch of Xperia M Android smartphone today. Touted as the mid-range smartphone, Sony Xperia M will be available in single SIM as well as dual-SIM variant starting Q3 this year.

Sony Xperia M

Sony Xperia M

In terms of specifications, Sony Xperia M boasts a 4-inch FWVGA display and offers Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience. It is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory and 1700 mAh battery. it also has 5-megapixel rear camera, front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and NFC support.

Sony Xperia M Dual, the dual-SIM version, also packs same specifications apart from one exception that it runs on Android 4.2 instead of Android 4.1.

Describing the features of Xperia M Dual, Sony has said:

The Dual SIM variant Xperia M dual lets users select between two SIMs before making a call or sending a message with just a single click. Each SIM card can also be customised separately – for example, a formal ring for business or another tune for personal use.

As per Sony, the Xperia M will be available in Black, White and Purple colours; however a Yellow colour variant will be exclusive to the single SIM model of Xperia M.

Here are the key specs of Sony Xperia M and Xpria M Dual:

  • 4-inch FWVGA touchscreen display with 244 PPI
  • Android 4.1 (Xperia M), Android 4.2 (Xperia M dual)
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8227 dual-core processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (2.8 GB user-accessible memory), microSD card with support upto 32GB
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and HDR for photos, and dedicated shutter key
  • Front camera
  • One-touch functions with NFC and screen mirroring
  • ClearAudio+, xLOUD and 3D Surround Sound (VPT)
  • Battery STAMINA Mode
  • “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies apps
  • PlayStation certified
  • FM Radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS
  • 1700 mAh battery

There is no word on the exact pricing as of now, but we expect the phones to get a price tag around $300-$350.