Along with the high-end flagship Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet, Sony has also unveiled the Xperia M2 targeted at the mid-range segment. The M2 is the successor to the Xperia M, and comes with significantly improved specs.
The Xperia M2 also gets the OmniBalance design that is seen in the high-end Z2, but reportedly lacks the premium finish. It sports a larger qHD 4.8-inch display with 960×540 pixels resolution and is lightweight at 148 grams.
Under the hood, it comes powered by the MSM8926 quad-core Cortex A7 processor that clocks at 1.2GHz and coupled with 1GB RAM. This mid-range smartphone also supports LTE. The MN2 is also expected to get a dual SIM variant, but that model may not support LTE functionality. On the camera front it gets an 8-megapixel camera with Exmor RS for mobile comes armed with Autoscene Recognition and HDR. All of this is fuelled by a 2,300mAh battery.
The device could compete with the popular Moto G. A look at the specs, the M2 appears to be very similar to the Motorola phone. The Moto G features a smaller 4.5-inch 720p display and 5MP rear camera. Moreover, Moto G doesn’t support LTE. However, the pricing and performance would be the crucial deciding factors. Though the price isn’t officially revealed, it is speculated to be priced around €220 that translates to around Rs 18,000. Sony is expected to launch the device globally in April. It will be available in black, white and purple colours.
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