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Sony Xperia M announced: a low-end, 4-inch handset

Sony has its flagship and mid-range devices for 2013 covered with the Xperia Z and Xperia SP, with the company today introducing a new low-end handset that should appeal to anyone on a budget. The Sony Xperia M is a 4-inch device with a design not too dissimilar to Sony’s recent crop of smartphones – just don’t expect the sleek Xperia Z chassis.

The Xperia M features a 4-inch display with a 854×480 resolution, as well as a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1Ghz. The phone also packs in 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot that will add another 32GB. In addition, Sony has added a 5-megapixel camera with an Exmor RS sensor, capable of recording 720p video at 30 frames a second.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is onboard along with Sony’s UI modifications, and the software is married with Sony’s familiar phone design. The metal power button that Sony has added to its 2013 lineup makes another appearance, and what looks to be a soft touch plastic back also returns. Sony says the phone comes in at around 9.3mm thick overall.

The handset will be available in several colours, including black, white, purple, and yellow. There’s no word on pricing just yet, but Sony says the Xperia M will launch in the third quarter.

Spotted at The Next Web

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