Five months in, and the Sony Xperia M5 is finally headed for ‘key’ European markets
In case anyone still cares, the “super mid-range” Sony Xperia M5 should at long last spread across the old continent in the next few weeks. Unveiled way back in August, the Full HD 5-incher rapidly launched in a handful of emerging European and Asian countries, then… nothing.
Granted, a US expansion always felt improbable, considering even the Xperia Z5 is yet to debut on American shores, but it’s hard to explain exactly what took Sony so long to bring the M5 to markets like Poland or the Netherlands.
Now, both the company’s regional departments expect the exquisite camera phone to roll out in February, and T-Mobile Netherlands already accepts pre-orders at €440 unlocked. That converts to roughly $480, which may sound preposterous for a non-flagship device, but keep in mind you’re dealing with an Android capable of snapping 21.2 megapixel photos and 13MP selfies.
Furthermore, the Xperia M5 is IP68-certified for water and dust resistance, it’s got a 6.0 Marshmallow update on the way, sharp 1080p screen with 441 ppi pixel density in tow, and octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor under the hood.
Bottom line, this is definitely no pushover, and it’s quite pretty too, especially in swanky gold, measuring just 7.6mm thin, and tipping the scales at 142 grams. Is it worth the equivalent of $480? Probably not, but perhaps Sony Netherlands and Sony Poland will decide to charge less themselves. As might the Japanese OEM’s various other branches in “key European regions.”
Source: Xperia Blog