Sony Xperia M Ultra with dual 23 MP camera and 16 MP selfie shooter tipped

Sony Xperia M Ultra with dual 23 MP camera and 16 MP selfie shooter tipped
While we wait for Sony's new X-series of premium handsets that were announced way back at the MWC expo, a tip has emerged that the company is not giving up on its midrange models, too. It's the Xperia M Ultra we are talking about, and the speculation on its specs sheet sounds pretty sweet.

The Xperia M5 got introduced last year as a very compelling package - 1080p display, 3 GB RAM and 21 MP camera with fast AF - that was housed in a waterproof body. The rumored M Ultra will seemingly be a much bigger handset, as all of Sony's "Ultra" variations are. It is listed with a 6" Full HD resolution display with IPS-NEO and WhiteMagic technology, meaning it will be very bright and still keep power consumption low.

Not that you should be worried about battery life, as Sony has allegedly equipped this upcoming M Ultra with a very generously sized 4280 mAh battery - knowing Sony, battery life could be out of this world on that thing. The processing part is run-of-the-mill with the Snapdragon 652 chipset, but the camera part isn't.

The Sony Xperia M Ultra is said to sport a dual camera setup, which seems to be all the rage these days, but a monster one. It will supposedly feature two 23 MP sensors with optical stabilization, with 24mm lens and 75mm lens equivalent, and f/2.2 lens aperture for both. If that's not enough for you, Sony is apparently slapping a 16 MP front-facing camera on this puppy, so we can't wait to see what all that camera jazz will be capable of, if the rumor holds water. Given the screen size, though, this thing is most likely destined for Asian markets.

Sony Xperia M Ultra with dual 23 MP camera and 16 MP selfie shooter tipped

source: PhoneRadar

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39 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sony is gearing up to launch two compelling phones huh. If only Sony would do better at trying to get US carriers to offer their phones, then maybe they would sell more handsets in the US and their mobile division wouldn't be in such a slump.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Same thing in Canada. Its always exclusive to 1 carrier so end up loosing 66% of sales possible.

34. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Maybe U. S. buyers should learn the advantages of unlocked phones like much of the rest of the world already has. Contracts are slowly going away and the carrier payment plans are not really better than putting it on a credit card.

36. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Umm I'm not under contract and I'm using an unlocked phone that I got from T-mobile. Just because a phone is bought through a carrier doesn't mean its not unlocked mate or that you get put on contract. A lot of peole still don't know that some phones exist because it's not offered in their carriers retail or online store, Sony getting US carriers to offer their phones is so that they get noticed, it has nothing to do with contracts.

2. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

This looks like a flagship to me Sees SnapDragon 652 ohhhhh

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

SD652 pared with 1080p might not be flagship worthy but it's still pretty compelling. The SD808 was good enough to be in flagship phones last year and the SD652 is a slight upgrade of the SD808.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

SD652 with 1080p will be as fast as SD820 with 2k screen.

35. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah.

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The M series were not meant to be flagship. It's Zs or Xs that got the flagship status. You know what to expect right just on the title.

26. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

As long as you're nit using QHD, 652 should be good enough

3. TheUnbiasedGuy

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 21, 2016

6 inch seems too big for a phone, hope they keep small bezel.

4. donrox

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

I just noticed that you haven't reviewed the xperia M5. it was and still is a very compelling phone. Any reason for not reviewing it PA?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because they didnt get one?

16. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

I too think PA didn't get the M5. Lol

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome phone :) I wish rumors gonna be true

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sony is a very popular brand and makes among the best digital cameras. However, they continue to ignore on their smartphones what has IMO made Apple and Samsung iconic: a physical home button. Still great Sony potential between that and PlayStation integration. Maybe next time.

11. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I hate physical buttons so it differs with taste buddy

12. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

You are in the minority, I believe. PhoneArena needs to do a poll on that to set the record straight.

13. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Maybe.I can't really say.But one thing is for sure I'll never buy any phone with physical button.

17. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Me too. I too don't like physical buttons. Onscreen navigation bars look awesome.Look at the motorola, Sony and HTC onscreen navigation bars. THEY LOOK BETTER THAN THE SAMSUNG and other Chinese manufacturers physical buttons.

23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So Nexus and it's maker Google is in the minority? I too don't like physical home buttons but prefers camera shutter key which iPhones and Galaxies surely omits.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I also hate physical button unless you can deactivate them. Hate it when its wake up my phone because i pressed it in my pocket.

32. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Physical buttons waste space that could be used for a bigger screen or to make the phone more compact. I was skeptical of on-screen buttons at first but after using them for the last couple of years I think physical buttons are a waste of phone space.

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Dat Battery!

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Go Sony! I can't wait!

14. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's fake. Snap 652 doesn't support lpddr 4 ram and the camera specs is nonsense

18. donrox

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

100% fake. S652 supports LPDDR3 933MHz dual-channel and Up to 21 MP camera. both facts contradict this rumor. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/652

20. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Yeah but Sony already released Xperia X with 23MP camera even when the Snapdragon 650 only support up to 21MP camera. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/650 http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Sony-Xperia-X_id9986

27. donrox

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

true that

31. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Like the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Xperia X has its own extra ISP to process more pixels. SoCs have only one type of memory controller so LPDDR4 is out of the question for SD650.

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