It is a Dual-sim selfie-focused smartphone that is also “waterproof” according to the company, featuring IP65 and IP68 certification for dust and water protection. Much like Sony’s flagship smartphones, the Xperia M5 Dual also features a cap-less USB port. The single-SIM Sony Xperia M5 is not being launched in India at this time.
The smartphone has a 21.5-megapixel rear camera with “Hybrid autofocus” and a f/2.2 lens. It also features a 13-megapixel front camera with Sony’s Exmor RS sensor. The rear camera offers 5x image zoom, 4K video recording, auto scene recognition, image stabiliser, and geo-tagging among other features. It features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display.
It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) processor clocked at 2GHz with 3GB of RAM. It features 16GB internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 200GB). The smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G (not available in all markets) connectivity options. It packs a 2600mAh battery.
Initially launched alongside the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra in August, the handset was announced to be available in select countries across emerging markets starting mid-August. Late last month, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual was launched in India at Rs. 29,990.