Unannounced Sony Xperia M5 and near bezel-less Xperia C5 Ultra smile for the camera

Unannounced Sony Xperia M5 and near bezel-less Xperia C5 Ultra smile for the camera
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is an unannounced Android smartphone that's expected to be officially unveiled next week, on August 3. Until then, though, we can already take a good look at the handset, thanks to numerous leaked photos revealed by Russian website Hi-tech@mail.ru.

The C5 Ultra has been photographed alongside the Xperia M5, another unannounced handset that Sony should showcase on August 3.

Sporting a 6-inch 1080p display, the Xperia C5 Ultra has very thin bezels (0.8 mm) on its left and right sides, this making it look quite attractive. The handset runs Android Lollipop, and should be powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. Reportedly, the new smartphone comes with 13 MP rear and front cameras, both offering LED flashes. Other features include 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2930 mAh battery. The C5 Ultra might cost around $350.

The Xperia M5 is smaller than the C5 Ultra, as it sports a 5-inch 1080p display. The M5 kind of resembles the Xperia Z3+, and will be dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified). Apparently powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, the Xperia M5 seemingly features 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, a 2600 mAh battery, and a 13 MP front-facing camera. The highlight feature of the M5 should be its 21 MP rear camera, which comes with Sony's IMX230 sensor, 5x digital zoom "with no perceptible loss in quality", fast auto focus (0.2 seconds), and 4K video recording. It looks like the Xperia M5 will be the handset capable of taking "split-second photos" that Sony recently teased. The smartphone could cost around $400.

Both the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 have black and white color variants. Check them out below, and let us know if you like what you're seeing.

source: Hi-tech@mail.ru (article removed) via Xperia Blog

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Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(12.88h 3G talk time)



1. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014


18. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Not really, literally no one leaked or predicted the M5.

23. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No one predicted it, and I'm sure not a lot of people even want it

34. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Xperia blog did about a month ago

39. carlemillward unregistered

Probably because M4 came out in March and in less than 6 months we have M5. Now we have C5 ultra and C4 was announced in May. I thought Sony was done with this 6month cycle. In other words why be hyped about a Z5 with SD810 when a Z6 may be released in February with 820.

42. Feanor

Posts: 1415; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

To this I agree. It must have something to do with the insatiable need of the Japanese market for always new things. I used to work for a Japanese manufacturer and I know this all too well... It's what happened with the Z4. Sony almost realised that the global market don't want so frequent replacements of their products and after the Z3 they delayed slightly the Z4. But ultimately they decided that they couldn't really do it because of the Japanese market. And then, because they couldn't manage a bigger step from the Z3 in such a small replacement cycle again, they got themselves into this Z3+/Z4 confusion. But if Sony want to sell their products globally, they'll have to think globally. I was really afraid this might happen when they bought Ericsson's share and reduced the R&D presence in Europe. The Japanese seem too confused at the moment. That's why probably, apart from Sony, all other Japanese smartphone OEMs cannot have any presence abroad.

2. gaming64 unregistered

Price should be lowered, battery capacity could be higher. This phone just feels more like a flop TBH.

22. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Interesting how you can tell all this without actually seeing a review...

25. Feanor

Posts: 1415; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Price should be lower for a phone that costs a mid-range $350 and has a massive FHD screen, a futuristic bezelless design, an octacore processor and a 13MPX camera with flashes both on the front and the rear??? Do you people even think before you comment?

35. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

this is the perfect example of "cheap people, cheap minds" I mean it's like there's nothing in this world can please these people who doesnt want to pay much but still asks for all of the best things

3. monoke

Posts: 1193; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

loving the sony bezel-less + speaker slit styling, just what i want my next phone to look! ultra futuristic!

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That giant camera in the front kills the thin bezels.

38. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 708; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Then buy a version with a black front. Great phone for that price. I wonder what kind of display Sony used.

54. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's your response? Seriously? Please explain to us how a different colored phone will change the size of the bezel.

56. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 708; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Obviously, you didn't understand his comment at all :)

58. g2a5b0e unregistered

Then explain it to me. Until then, I stand by my comment.

59. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I believe the reason he suggested the black version because in black color version both camera and bezels is not too noticeable especially with black on screen navigation bar.

60. g2a5b0e unregistered

Doesn't change the size of the bezel at all though. I think I understood his comment just fine.

57. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I'm pretty sure Sony use LTPS IPS display from JDI for C5 & M5.

4. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

why the heck is that - glossy plastic, sony? did i kill your dog or what else did i do to you? D: *slits wrists* *bleeds out and dies*

5. gaming64 unregistered

How come everytime you comment, your profile picture can convey what you feel at any moment.

16. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

But according to Xperiablog the sides are made of aluminium

21. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Porky is referring to the back of the C5

24. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

And what i'm trying to say is at least it isn't entirely made of glossy plastic.

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Just don't expect either of these to ever hit the US...

7. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

RIP Sony Xperia

26. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

It doesn't RIP yet, they're still making a great phone.

8. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The C5 Ultra looks awesome. Too bad it's 6".

9. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Excellent work with that bezels. True bezel less without any black borders or curves. Clearly gives a preview of what to expect on Z5.

10. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

If the info about the specifications is true it seem Sony going HAM with their Mid-range phones. But i think it would be great if Sony put the M5 specification into C5 Ultra body because C5 looks more attractive and Instead of the reflective glossy plastic it would be better if they use a matte frosted glass like finish like the one on M2 Aqua. Because it feels much better to the touch, takes fewer smudges, and feels less scratch-prone.

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