After leaking last week, Sony has made the Xperia M5 official. This device is the spiritual successor to the Xperia M4 Aqua, but it has a more impressive camera. The 21.5MP sensor is joined by Sony's customary waterproof design and a 5-inch 1080p display.

Sony is calling this a "super mid-range" phone, which I guess can be a thing if Sony really wants. At any rate, here are the relevant specs so you can see what super mid-range gets you.

  • SoC: 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) Octa-core processor (2.0 GHz)
  • Display: 5” Full-HD (1920x1080 pixels)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB plus microSD card
  • Cameras: Main camera 21.5 MP, Front camera 13 MP
  • Battery 2600mAh
  • Measurements: 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm, 142.5g
  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Networks: GSM, UMTS, LTE (varies by market)

The camera will reportedly use a hybrid autofocus system to bring focusing time down to a mere quarter of a second. It also has an f/2.2 lens and can do up to ISO 3200. The somewhat modest hardware will allow that 2600mAh battery to keep ticking for (allegedly) two full days.

Sony says the M5 is coming to emerging markets in the next few weeks. Any other releases are unknown at this time, as is the price. We do know it'll come in black, white, and super-gaudy gold. We've got the full, unabridged specs of the device here.