Sony has presented a new rugged smartphone that will sell under the Xperia M5 trade name. The device comes with an interesting chassis that measures 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm, fully meets all IP65 and IP68 requirements and weighs 143 grams. The smartphone is available in black, gold and white colors, in case you wonder.
The new Xperia M5 is powered by an 8-core 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 processor that runs at 2.2 GHz and has PowerVR G6200 graphics. The device also has a 5-inch sensor IPS display that works at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot for expansion (up to 128 GB), Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, a 13 MP front camera with Full HD video recording, a built-in radio and a 2600 mAh battery. The rear camera of the Xperia M5 seems to be the main perk of the unit – it has an advanced 21.5 MP rear camera with a Sony IMX230 image sensor with an aperture f/2.2, 3200 ISO sensitivity, a fast hybrid system, autofocus, a LED flash and 4K video recording.
The new Xperia M5 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and is expected to sell for around EUR 360 when it becomes available.