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Sony Pushes New Mid-Level Devices

Sony Pushes New Mid-Level DevicesSony Pushes New Mid-Level Devices

Sony has launched the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 camera-focused smartphones on Monday in India and announced that the new handsets will be available in single-and dual-SIM variants.

Both the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Sony Xperia M5 (alongside Xperia C5 Ultra Dual and Xperia M5 Dual) will be available in select countries across emerging markets (including Iran) starting mid-August.

Sony is likely to reveal the pricing of both the handsets at launch. The single- and dual-SIM variants are identical in terms of specifications, with the exception of the latter sporting two SIM card slots, NDTV writes.

The newly announced C5 Ultra is also targeted at selfie photo lovers and sports 13-megapixel front and rear cameras. Both the front and rear cameras are accompanied by LED flash modules and include Sony's Exmor RS sensor.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Xperia C5 Ultra is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.7 GHz coupled with ARM Mali760 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The handset packs 16 GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded further via microSD card (up to 200 GB).

The Sony Xperia M5, on the other hand, is touted to be a mid-range "waterproof Android smartphone". It features IP65 and IP68 certification making the handset water and dust proof. Much like Sony's flagship smartphones, the Xperia M5 also features a cap-less USB port.

Both phones hope to attract the mid-market buyers with affordable prices and good specifications.