Sony has announced the price and availability details of two new smartphones -- Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra -- in Taiwan.
Both the phones were originally unveiled in August first week, but specific release and price details of the devices were kept under wraps. Now, the company (via official Facebook account) has confirmed that the Xperia M5 will cost TWD 12,900 (around $401/€362/₹25,950), whereas the Xperia C5 Ultra will set buyers back by TWD 11,900 (around 370$/€333/₹23,950).
Sony also revealed that Xperia C5 Ultra will hit stores in mid-august and the water-proof Xperia M5 will only be available in September in Taiwan. The company did not reveal the global release details of the devices, but they are certain to set foot in emerging markets like India and other South-East Asian regions in the same time frame and costs may vary a little depending on the local tax regulations.
It sports a 5.0-inch full HD display and is powered 2.0GHZ MediaTek Helio X10 processor, IMG Rogue G6200, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 2600 mAh battery that is capable of running the phone for close to two days.
Key attributes of the Xperia M5 is that it comes with IP65/IP68 water-and-dust proof certifications, which mean the users can use the phone for up to 1 meter (3 feet) underwater for close to 30 minutes. It also boasts a feature-rich 21.5mp camera with Sony's new proprietary IMX230 CMOS sensor that enables users to get 5x zoom with no perceptible loss in quality. It also features hybrid autofocus, f/2.2 aperture and fast autofocus (0.2 seconds), and 4K video recording capability. In the front, it comes packed with a 13mp snapper with auto-focus.
Xperia C5 Ultra:
It flaunts a bigger 6.0-inch full HD display and runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS powered by MediaTek Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM and a 2930 mAh battery.
Xperia C5 Ultra is Selfie-oriented Sony smartphone. It boasts a 13mp front-camera with dedicated LED selfie-flash and features 22 mm wide-angle lens with an 88 degree field of view, auto-focus, 4X digital zoom, full HD video recording, image stabiliser, Auto Scene Recognition, red-eye reduction and many more.
Specifications of Sony Xperia M5 and C5 Ultra:
|Models||Sony Xperia C5 Ultra||Sony Xperia M5|
|Display||6.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and comes with Scratch-resistant shield||5.0-inch full HD screen with 1920x1080p resolution with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and comes with Scratch-resistant shield|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS|
|Processor||1.7GHz MediaTek (MT6752) Octa-core processor||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core processor|
|GPU||700MHz ARM Mali760 MP2||IMG Rogue G6200|
|Storage Capacity||16GB (expandable up to 200 GB)||16GB (expandable up to 200 GB)|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communications), Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microSD card, Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), xLOUD™ Experience, a-GPS, GLONASS, USB v2.0, microSD card slot, DLNA Certified||IP65/IP68 water-and-dust proof certifications, Bluetooth 4.1 + HS, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communications), Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, microSD card, a-GPS, GLONASS, USB v2.0, microSD card slot, DLNA Certified
|Colours||black, white and soft mint||black, silver and gold|
|Dimensions||164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm||145 x 72 x 7.6 mm|
|Weight||187 g||142.5 g (Single-SIM variant) and 142.6 g (Dual-SIM model)|
Via Xperia Blog