Mid-Range Sony Phones Suit Consumer and Commercial Use

Two premium smartphones have been unveiled by Sony. Although designed for the consumer markets, certain features may give them enterprise appeal. Both run Android 5.0.

The Xperia C5 Ultra is a 6″ phablet (with 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 0.8mm bezel. It features a 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

An aluminium frame houses the components, including twin 13MP front (with wide-angle lens) and rear cameras. The 2,930mAh battery is said to be able to last for two days.

Sony’s 5″ Xperia M5 Ultra has a smaller 2,600mAh battery, but a more powerful 2GHz processor (still 64-bit and octa-core), as well as 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The 21.5MP camera sensor can capture UltraHD video. IP65 and IP68 standards are complied to, making the unit dust- and waterproof.

Both phones will be availble in single- and dual-SIM versions. A price has not been shared yet. They will be launched in ‘selected markets’ this month (C5) and in September (M5). However, Sony has confirmed that they will not be launched in the UK.

According to sources in Taiwan, Taiwanese ODMs Arima Communications and FIH Mobile are producing these models. Both apparently use Mediatek processors: the MT6752 on the C5 Ultra and Helio X10 on the M5 Ultra.