|Processor||64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) Octa-core (2.0 GHz)|
|GPU||IMG Rogue G6200|
|RAM||3 GB LP-DDR3|
|Storage||Up to 16 GB|
|Android version shipped||5.0 "Lollipop"|
|Announcement date||August 2nd, 2015|
|Initial retail availability||Mid-August, 2015 in selected countries across emerging markets|
|Dimensions||5" 1920x1080 Full HD|
|Other features||Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2|
|Connector||MicroUSB, USB version 2.0|
|SIM type||Single and dual SIM card variants available|
|microSD slot||Yes (up to 200 GB microSD™ card)|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.1 + HS|
|Mobile data||2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support and bands vary by market)|
|Still resolution||Up to 21.5MP|
|Video resolution||Up to 4K|
|HDR||Photos and videos|
|Other features||Exmor RS™ mobile image sensor, video stabiliser, image stabiliser, Auto Scene Recognition, hybrid autofocus, F2.2, red-eye reduction, 5x Clear Image Zoom|
|Still resolution||Up to 13MP|
|Video resolution||Up to 1080p|
|Weight||142.5g (single SIM variant), 142.6g (dual SIM variant)|
|Colors||White, black, gold|
|Durability||Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)|
|GPS||Yes, aGPS (where available)|
|3.5mm audio jack||Yes|
|FM radio with RDS||Yes (where available)|
|Manufacturer's website||Sony Mobile Xperia M5|
The Xperia M5 was announced on August 2nd, 2015. It is the follow-up to Sony's 2014 mid-range "rugged" handset, the Xperia M4 Aqua. It maintains the same IP65 and IP68 water and dustproof ratings as that phone, allowing full submersion of the device at depths "beyond 1 meter."
The M5 eschews the Snapdragon 615 processor of the M4 Aqua for a new MediaTek Helio X10 octacore chipset and a PowerVR Rogue GPU, along with an extra gigabyte of RAM (now 3GB). This should make for a substantially more powerful smartphone than the M4 Aqua, at least on paper.
The new 21.5MP Exmor RS rear image sensor increases photo resolution by a large amount, and a 13MP front-facing unit continues a growing trend of high-megapixel selfie hardware.
A small-ish 5" 1080p display may be the M5's one weakness for some buyers, though the size will hopefully make for excellent battery life.