When it announced the Xperia M and Xperia M dual smartphones, Sony had promised a Q3 rollout for the entry-level devices. It looks like the company is living up to its word and the phones have finally made it to the Indian market.
The dual-SIM version of Sony’s entry level smartphone, Xperia M, which was announced in June along with its single-SIM counterpart, is now available for pre-order through online retailer Flipkart for Rs. 14,490. It’s worth mentioning that Sony has not officially announced the availability of the phone in India.
The website mentions the estimated release date of the Xperia M Dual as the first week of October. The phone is available in Black, White and Purple colour variants.
The Sony Xperia M Dual is powered by 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 processor with 1GB of RAM. It features 4-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 480×854 pixels and boasts a scratch-resistant display. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony’s Timescape UI on top. The phone offers dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support.
The phone offers 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. The Xperia M Dual sports a5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS and NFC. It also includes a 1,750mAh battery that can deliver 10 hours of talk time and 498 hours of standby time on 2G networks, according to Sony.
The single-SIM version of the phone, the Sony Xperia M was also listed on ecommerce websites in August, for Rs. 12,990. The phone features the same hardware specifications and the only difference is that it offers support for just one SIM card.