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Sony unveils Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Android phablet with two 13 MP cameras
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
The C5 Ultra phablet comes with a generous 6-inch display and two 13 MP cameras, while the waterproof M5 smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a 21.5 MP image snapper on the back.

Sony unveiled "a new way to capture split-second photos" earlier today, as promised. In fact, they announced two handsets focused on shooting photos, namely the Xperia C5 Ultra phablet and the Xperia M5 smartphone.

Advertised by the official press release as "best in class super mid-range smartphones," these new Sony Xperia devices "highlight Sony’s advances in camera technology" by offering a 21.5 MP main camera with hybrid AF, 5X clear image zoom and 4K video (C5 Ultra) and the industry's first twin 13 MP front and rear camera (M5).

Sony Xperia M5 is a waterproof and dust-tight 5-inch smartphone with extended autonomy, powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and microSD support.

The 6-inch Xperia C5 Ultra uses a MediaTek processor as well, but the slightly older MTK6752. Its remaining specs include 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, as well as microSD support.

Both have Full HD resolution and come loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new Sony Xperia handsets will be available in single and dual-SIM variants "in selected countries across emerging markets from mid August."

Sony Xperia M5 Android smartphone
Sony Xperia M5
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Android phablet
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-08- 3 (Update: 2015-08- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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