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Rumor: Sony Xperia M Ultra To Sport 23MP Dual Rear Cameras

April 21, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Sony has been in the smartphone business for quite some time now. This Japan-based tech giant has been releasing their Android-powered Xperia smartphone for years, and they’ve introduced three new handsets in February during the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. The Xperia X Performance is basically Sony’s new flagship, it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and it packs in 3GB of RAM. That being said, Sony also releases mid-range handsets, and their ‘Xperia M’ line is the perfect example. The Xperia M5 has been introduced back in 2015, and it seems like its successor might be introduced in the near future alongside another Xperia handset, read on.

A new rumor surfaced on Weibo claiming that Sony is preparing to introduce the Xperia C6 Ultra and Xperia M Ultra smartphones soon. Now, we don’t really have any spec info when it comes to the Xperia C6 Ultra, but the Xperia M Ultra is a completely different story. According to the available info, this handset will sport a 23-megapixel OSS (Optical Steady Shot) dual rear-facing cameras. One of those two sensors is expected to feature a 24mm lens and f/2.2 aperture, while the other will come with 75mm lens and f/2.2 aperture. The phone’s front-facing shooter will also be quite capable it seems, according to the info, the Xperia M Ultra will sport a 16-megapixel front-facing sensor with a 25mm lens and f/2.0 aperture. As far as the display is concerned, the Xperia M Ultra is expected to ship with a 6-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) Whitemagic IPS-NEO display, and the phone will, allegedly, sport really thin bezel on the sides. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core SoC will fuel this smartphone, and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM will also be included here. The phone will pack in 32GB of internal storage, and a 4,280mAh battery will juice up the phone. The fingerprint scanner has also been mentioned, same as the Type-C USB port which will be placed on the bottom of this phone.

There you have it, the Xperia M Ultra sure does sound interesting, especially if you’re into huge phones with great cameras. This might be a mid-range handset, but its camera sensors sound promising, and as long as Sony provides in the camera software department as well, this device might be more than interesting.