Sony’s new Xperia M5 has a 13MP front-facing camera for high-res selfies

The Xperia M5 is a selfie shooter's dream. Photo: Sony

The Xperia M5 is a selfie shooter’s dream. Photo: Sony

Alongside its super-sized Xperia C5 Ultra, Sony today announced its new Xperia M5, an attractive midrange smartphone with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera for high-resolution selfies.

While it may not be part of Sony’s flagship Xperia Z series, the Xperia M5 packs everything you could want from a modern smartphone. Alongside its 5-inch Full HD display, the device boasts a 64-bit, octa-core¬†Helio X10 processor from MediaTek,¬†3GB of RAM, and 4G LTE connectivity.

The Xperia M5 also has a microSD card slot, NFC, up to 16GB of internal storage, and 2,600mAh battery that promises to last up to two days in between charges. Like its siblings, it’s also dust- and water-resistant, with IP65 and IP68 certification.

The real highlight of the Xperia M5, however, is its cameras. There’s a giant, 13-megapixel sensor on its front with auto-focus and HDR, and a 21.5-megapixel camera on its back that offers 0.2-second hybrid auto-focus, 4K video recording, and 5x “Clear Image Zoom.”

Sony hasn’t yet confirmed how much the Xperia M5 will cost, or where and when it will be available — but we’ll find out more soon.