After announcing their flagship Xperia Z2 yesterday, Sony are at it again, this time announcing the Xperia M2 which is aimed at the mid range smartphone market, at those people who want to own a smartphone but don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles attached to a premium price tag.
Most recently the one to be beat in the mid range section has been the Moto G, The Xperia M2 has a clear advantage over the G, as it supports LTE networks, although the M2’s 4.8 inch display is qHD with a resolution of 960×540 which puts it below the Moto G’s 720p display.
The M2 has some pretty tasty specs for the mid range and also presumably the price range it’ll carry (no exact pricing yet) It comes rocking a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor backed up by 1GB of RAM, it also houses 8GB of on-board storage, which thankfully can be expanded via the microSD slot. Out of the box Sony’s M2 comes running 4.3 Jelly Bean, a little disappointing, but one can definitely presume that it’ll receive an update to 4.4 KitKat.
Round the back of the budget device there’s an 8 megapixel camera which will have a slim selection of Sony’s smart camera features. Sony is also producing a dual sim variant of the M2, but it’s unclear whether that’ll be released in the U.K. as dual sims tend to perform better abroad.