Sony introduces two Xperia handsets

C5 Ultra Dual, M5 Dual to launch this month in selected emerging markets

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Sony introduces two Xperia handsets No pricing or precise market availability information is available as yet for either handset.
By  Stephen McBride Published  August 3, 2015

Sony Mobile today unveiled the Xperia C5 Ultra Dual and Xperia M5 Dual, promising advances in "camera, design, battery and performance", and announcing that the handsets will be released in selected emerging-market territories from mid-August.

GALLERY: Sony's 2015 Xperia handsets

"We are pleased to present two new products that highlight Sony's advances in camera technology," said Tony McNulty, vice president, Value Category Business Management, Sony Mobile Communications.

"We understand that camera capabilities are important to smartphone users, so we ensured that Sony's existing camera brilliance was once again surpassed in the new Xperia C5 Ultra Dual and Xperia M5 Dual without compromising on other features across design and performance."

Xperia C5 Ultra Dual

Sony is billing the Xperia C5 Ultra Dual as a "pro-selfie" smartphone, bundling two 13MP cameras with the 6-inch handset, which the company claims is an industry first.

Both cameras use Sony's Exmor RS sensor, HDR for picture and video, and a pre-set scene-recognition mode that analyses and adjusts settings automatically to optimise image capture. Sony has also included a Selfie Flash that supports the front camera and lightens up more of the frame. The device's 22mm wide-angle lens is designed for fitting more in the frame.

Sony has shrunk the bezel down to a minimum in pursuit of a "near-borderless" display. The 6-inch display features Full HD with IPS, and Sony's adapted TV technology Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. A one-handed operation mode is also available, with options for both right-handed and left-handed users.

GALLERY: Sony's 2015 Xperia handsets

The Xperia C5 Ultra Dual is housed in an aluminium frame with the choice of three colour variations: black, white and "glossy soft mint".

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