The Sony Xperia M5 is official. It’s the company’s latest phone in the “super mid-range” category that boasts a powerful pair of cameras.

One of the cameras in question is the 21.5-megapixel shooter at the back of the Sony Xperia M5. Resolution isn’t enough to judge a camera’s prowess, which is why we’re happy to tell you that this one comes with an Exmor RS sensor that’s capable of shooting 4K videos. Its hybrid autofocus utilizes phase and contrast detections to deliver accurate focusing, even with subjects in motion. It further boasts HDR mode for photos and videos, clear image zoom and automatic scene recognition.

The front-camera isn’t something you can easily write off either. It’s a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with 1080p video recording, HDR mode and integrated autofocus.

Sony Xperia M5 Specs

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~441ppi
  • 2GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) processor
  • PowerVR G6200 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 200GB
  • 21.5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • Optional dual SIM with dual standby
  • 3G HSPA, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC
  • Dimensions: 145 x 72 x 7.6mm
  • Weight: 142.5g
  • 2600mAh battery

Like the M4 Aqua before it, the Sony Xperia M5 features a waterproof and dust-tight design. Its body is clad in stainless steel and premium glass finish. At 7.6mm at its thickest point, the phone is adequately slim despite packing some decent hardware. The 2600mAh battery can last up to two days of usage, and its Stamina mode can quadruple the normal standby time (which is up to 671 hours).

The Sony Xperia M5 is available in single and dual SIM variants. It’s slated to go for sale in the middle of August. Price and release information for the Philippines is not yet available.

[Source: Sony]

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