Sony has introduced a new powerful mid-range smartphone – Xperia M2 – boasting 4G LTE network support and premium looks. Sporting the OmniBalance design, the Xperia M2 sports a 4.8-inch LCD display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile processor. The Xperia M2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat and will be offered in Single SIM as well as Dual SIM options from April 2014.
The new Sony Xperia M2 teases a 4.8-inch LCD display with 960×540 pixel resolution. This display is not that great for a mid-range device as most of its competitors come with high definition (720p) native resolution. Also, Sony will power the Xperia M2 versions as per the SIM configuration and the region. For instance, one version of Xperia M2 (codenamed Rita) will sport a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU. This apparently is the older version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip.
Meanwhile two more variants of the phone, dubbed as Gina and Rex will sport quad-core 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 mobile chipset with Adreno 305 GPU graphics. The difference lies in the fact that the new Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 will offer support 4G LTE network support. All three variants run the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean MR2 and pack 1 GB RAM.
At the back, Sony has placed an 8 megapixel camera with Exmor RS for mobile image sensor. This camera module is equipped with Autoscene Recognition and HDR imaging modes. The Xperia M2’s camera also supports third party app integration for using other apps such as Vine and upload videos online.
The Xperia M2 will be offered in Purple, White and Black colour options. Sony has packed a 2300 mAh battery inside this smartphone. Sony plans to make the Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual in April.