Sony's new mid-vary telephones take thirteen-megapixel selfies
These are darkish days for Sony’s smartphone enterprise. The division noticed gross sales drop sixteen.three % over the previous yr, and is dropping cash quicker than PlayStation is making it. The reply to this drawback, in line with Sony, is to launch two new mid vary smartphones to this month, the Xperia C5 Extremely and the Xperia M5. Each focus closely on imaging, with the C5 Extremely providing two thirteen-megapixel Exmor RS cameras (one on the entrance, one on the again) that may hopefully seize some spectacular photographs. The entrance-dealing with digital camera has a 22m extensive-angle lens for all of your #welfie wants, and even a entrance-dealing with flash. Cameras apart, the C5 Extremely (pictured above) has a 1.7GHz octa-core processor, a 6-inch 1080p show, and a 2,930mAh battery that Sony claims is sweet for 2 days use.
The Sony Xperia M5.
The M5 is more likely to be the snappier of the 2, with a 2GHz MediaTek X10 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1080p show, and IP65/sixty eight water- and mud-resistance. It bumps the primary digital camera as much as a 21.5-megapixel Exmoor RS sensor able to capturing 4K video, and has the identical thirteen-megapixel sensor on the entrance. Its 2,600mAh battery is seemingly good for a similar two days use because the C5 Extremely.
Each telephones will run Android 5.zero Lollipop and embrace a microSD slot for expanded storage. They will be out there later this month in numerous markets all over the world, however pricing has but to be introduced. If that is all Sony has to supply this yr, it is unlikely to do a lot to reverse its fortunes. The IFA commerce present simply across the nook, although, and it is traditionally a launchpad for Sony’s new mobiles and tablets. so we may even see one thing extra spectacular from the corporate earlier than the month is out.