At Mobile World Congress today, Sony has announced its new mid-range handset, dubbed the Sony Xperia M2, it has been described by Sony as “the best smartphone technology in its class”, and is reportedly the slimmest 4G smartphone with the best camera and largest display for under €220.

In terms of specs the Xperia M2 features a 4.8 inch display with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution and a 229ppi with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and the Sony Exmor RS mobile sensor in-built, as well as auto scene recognition, HDR and a selection of camera apps that include  Social live, Timeshift burst and Picture Effect.

The Xperia M2 also features a similar design to the rest of the Xperia Z range, with the same OmniBalance style and power button design, however it has swapped the aluminium frame for a plastic one, and ditches the waterproof feature, with an open Micro-USB port.

Finally there’s also a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 2330mAh battery, and new Stamina Mode 3.0 technology that hopes to keep the phone running for longer.

The M2 also offers Android 4.3 out the box NFC, Bluetooth and 4G LTE connectivity, however the dual-SIM model will only have 3G.

The Xperia M2 is also only 8.6mm thick.

The Sony Xperia M2 will available from April in black, white and purple. With pricing yet to be announced.

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