Sony has moved to fill out the lower end of its smartphone range with the announcement of the Sony Xperia M, a modestly specced handset with a 4in display.
Like most of Sony's recent smartphone offerings, the Xperia M is easy on the eye, and taking a look at its credentials it should be easy on the pocket too when it goes on sale in Q3.
That 4in display has an 854 x 480-pixel resolution for a respectable pixel density of 254ppi, while the processor is a dual-core Snapdragon effort cruising along at 1GHz, with 1GB of RAM in support.
There's 4GB of storage on board for your essentials, with a microSD card slot on hand to handle everything else. Sony's 5MP camera on the back should be good for some half-decent snaps thanks to its Exmor RS sensor, though VGA is as good as it gets with the front-facer.
Connectivity-wise you've got Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC on board, but data-wise there's no LTE support – you'll have to make do with HSPA+.
The Xperia M will be available in black, white, purple and yellow, and in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, suggesting it'll be pushed strongly in developing markets.
No word yet on price, unfortunately.