Sony has planned to announce a new product on August 3 but the new black and white Xperias has posed for a hands-on photoshoot on Russian tech site hi-tech.mail.ru. The article has been removed now but the photo are already circulating in the internet.
The new duo are the Xperia C5 Ultra, also know as Sony Lavender and the so far unheard-of Xperia M5.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra looks as striking as the leak suggested. The nearly non-existent bezel that only 0.8mm and huge 6-inch FullHD display in between, but thanks to the thin frame, the new smartphone is reasonably compact. The size comparison to the 5-5 inch iPhone 6 Plus reveals just how efficiently the C5 Ultra’s footprint has been utilized.
The new comer comes with a 13MP primary camera on the back, not in the same wagon as the company flagship but in keeping with C-series traditions, Xperia C5 Ultra is strong on selfie photography and now boast a second 13MP sensor on the front. The front flash hasn’t been forgotten too.
The C5 Ultra will be powered by Mediatek 6752 chipset with 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. It is expandable via microSD. Battery with capacity 2,930 mAh may not be sufficient for the gigantic screen but we shall wait for the actual review once the phone is released. With 187 grams of weight, Xperia C5 Ultra sounds about right for the size.
The price is quoted at the equivalent of $340-$360 but the figures there are often a bit higher than average, so it may end up being more affordable elsewhere.
Sony Xperia M5
The Sony Xperia M5 appears to be Z3+ on a budget. The new smartphone, which only makes its first appearance now, looks nigh identical to its upmarket sibling.
With smaller 5 inch FullHD display and new top-end Helio X10 chipset from Mediatek, the M5 also coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, again with an option for expansion via microSD.
More interestingly, the Xperia M5 is said to come with the 21.5MP IMX camera sensor which is found in the Motorola X Style – the one that Dx) rated as the third best phone camera in the world. The f/2.2 lens aperture doesn’t sound too bright these day, though. And for those who like selfie, the M5 also equipped with a 13MP front camera but unfortunately, there is no front-facing flash here.
True to its M-series Aqua heritage, the Xperia M5 comes with IP68 certification for dust and water protection and a capless USB port, with only the card slots covered by a flap. At 7.6mm the smartphone is nearly as thin as the 6.9mm Xperia Z3+, and will come in black, silver and… gold.
The beauty duo from Japan.