Sony Xperia M5 announced: 5-inch 1080p display; 21.5MP camera with Hybrid Autofocus

by XB on 3rd August 2015

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia M5

Xperia M5 Press_5Sony Mobile has formally unveiled its latest mid-range offering, the Xperia M5 (E5603, E5606, E5653) and Xperia M5 Dual (E5633, E5643, E5663), which is a bit of a powerhouse by our reckoning. One of the key features that sets the Xperia M5 apart from other Sony Xperia devices is its camera.

It comes equipped with a 21.5MP Exmor RS sensor and ISO 3200 with 0.25-second Hybrid Autofocus that utilises Phase detection AF (PDAF) for faster shutter speed response and Contrast detection AF for added precision. Sony hasn’t confirmed chip details, but we would imagine this is the Sony IMX230 sensor.

The camera also has 5x Clear Image Zoom that allows you to capture stills without losing any of the quality says Sony. On the video side, the Xperia M5 will capture 4K video, whilst front-facing camera duties are handled by a 13MP Exmor RS sensor capable of integrated autofocus and Full HD video.

In terms of specifications, the Xperia M5 is powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 chipset with 2GHz octa-core processor and IMG Rogue G6200 GPU, 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (9.1GB usable) and microSD memory card support. The Xperia M5 has a 5-inch (1080 x 1920) IPS display with 441 PPI pixel density and a screen-to-phone ratio of 66.01%. It also comes equipped with a ‘two-day’ 2600mAh battery capacity.

Other features include IP65/IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, capless USB charging, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and stainless steel corners. The Xperia M5 has dimensions of 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm and weighs 142.5 grams. It will be available in three colours (Black, White and Gold) when it launches “in selected countries across emerging markets from mid-August” 2015.

Xperia M5 (E5603, E5606 and E5653) white paper
Xperia M5 Dual (E5633, E5643, and E5663) white paper

Sony Xperia M5 promo video

Sony Xperia M5 press pictures

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Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

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