Sony has just taken the wraps of its new mid range smartphone, the Xperia M5.

Despite being a handset aimed at the mid range the specs are impressive. 

Power-wise there's a 2GHz 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor backed by 3GB of RAM. There's also 16GB storage plus microSD expansion. Sony claims the 2,600mAh battery will give two days on a charge.

The screen is a pretty standard 1080p IPS at 5-inch making it 440ppi.

But it's the camera that should impress. This comes with Sony's 21.5-megapixel Exmor RS sensor. The M5 also boasts a 0.25-second Hybrid Autofocus that uses Phase Detection Auto Focus. The result should be fast shutter speed response and contrast detection.

Even the front-facing selfie camera sounds impressive at 13-megapixels with an Exmor RS sensor.

On top of all this the Xperia M5 is also IP65/IP68 dust and water resistant despite capless USB port. At 7.6mm it's thin too.

The Sony Xperia M5 will also come in a dual SIM variant. Available colours should be Black, White and Gold. The handset will launch "in selected countries across emerging markets from mid-August". Pricing has yet to be announced.

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