Sony unveils budget Xperia model

Xperia M handset poised for Q3 launch

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Sony unveils budget Xperia model Sony Mobile Communications unveiled its Xperia M smartphone, which according to the company is aimed at delivering a premium user experience at a lower price point.
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By  Stephen McBride Published  June 4, 2013

Sony Mobile Communications today announced the launch of its Xperia M smartphone, which according to the company, is aimed at delivering a premium user experience at a lower price point.

Check out our gallery of the Sony Xperia M

While price has not been confirmed, specifications suggest a budget device. The Xperia M carries a basic dual-core processor and a 4-inch FWVGA touch-screen display with LED illumination. It includes Sony's own audio enhancement technology ClearAudio+, xLOUD and 3D Surround Sound.

A dual SIM version of the handset (Xperia Mdual) is also available.

The single camera is a 5-megapixel model with autofocus and HDR. Also featured is Sony's Battery STAMINA Mode, which is said to improve the standby time of the smartphone by "four times or more", by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.

One-touch functions with NFC and screen mirroring allow the display of content on a TV or the sharing of music and photos between devices.

Both the Xperia M and Xperia Mdual will be available from Q3 2013 in black and white, but with Purple and Yellow variations to follow.

Check out our gallery of the Sony Xperia M

Spyridon Gousetis, director of marketing, Sony Mobile Communications, Middle East and Africa, said, "The Xperia M and Xperia Mdual are ideal options for users looking to enter the world of Xperia smartphones. Packed with Sony's proven innovation and engineering expertise, Xperia M and Xperia Mdual are perfect for users who want premium technology and experiences often only associated with high-end models."

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