We knew Sony would unveil at least one new phone on Monday, but the company took us by surprise with a pair of fresh handsets. The Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra both offer solid specs and impressive cameras, even if they aren’t exactly flagship status.
Xperia C5 Ultra:
First up is the Xperia C5 Ultra, a flashy device that leaked pretty regularly over the past few weeks. The new phone offers a massive 6-inch 1080p display with barely any bezels along the sides. It also packs 13-megapixel cameras with flash in front and back, an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and a 2930mAh battery. The design looks pretty sleek too, with an aluminum frame and black, white or light green color options.
On the software side the Xperia C5 Ultra runs what looks like a pretty clean version of Android with a few extra perks. The device features a special “one-handed operation mode” calibrated for either righties or lefties. It also boasts “Ultra STAMINA Mode” for when you need the battery to last even longer.
The Xperia M5 comes as a surprise, but it’s a pretty exciting smartphone, too. Sony’s packed a water-proof design, a 21.5-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2600mAh battery into a 5-inch frame. It also features a 1080p display, an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Sony hasn’t said how much either new phone will cost, but they should be available in “emerging markets” later this month. Hopefully the company is also bringing something new to the U.S. soon.