A Sony press release has unveiled two new Android smartphones – the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5. Both will find their spot in the mid-range and are focused towards capturing memories with Sony’s trademark “camera brilliance”.
Firstly the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, which boasts a tag-team of 13-megapixel cameras both at the front and the rear to offer up to 4128 x 3096 pixel resolution snaps and unparalleled selfie-taking. The capture on the front shooter is nice and wide too so you can easily get or your mates in – or, if you’re a bit of a billy, perhaps get a nice panoramic of some scenery in there with you. There’s a generous 6-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution touchscreen display so you can review and show off all your snaps and in a sharp HD quality.
The Xperia C5 Ultra runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and overall the specs aren’t overwhelming but are respectable and up to the job, with processing handled by a Cortex-A53 64-bit chipset clocked at 1.7GHz octa-core. 2GB of RAM is included along with 16GB of internal storage upgradable to 200GB via the device’s MicroSD card slot. Connectivity is on offer through LTE/4G data, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Despite featuring a smaller 5-inch display the Xperia M5 steals the show as far as shooting goes with a 21.5-megapixel 5248 x 3936 resolution main camera and 13-megapixels facing camera up front. The extras on the main camera include LED flash, phase-detection and auto smile detection, geo-tagging and HDR – very impressive for a mid-range Android mobile.
Again the specs here are respectable with Android 5.0 on board and with 2.0GHz octo-core processing, 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with MicroSD support up to 200GB on the M5 as well. LTE/4G and WiFi are again your main wireless connectivity options on this one along with Bluetooth. Both of these handsets accept a nano-SIM. Standard.
Both are due to hit the shelves in August with the Xperia C5 Ultra available in Black, White and Mint and the Xperia M5 coming in choice of Black, White and Gold. Premium good looks with a price to be confirmed.