Sony is finally getting ready to bring the Xperia M5 to Europe. Back then the only confirmed countries to get it were Poland and the Netherlands, but from today you can add the UK to the list as well. That’s because Carphone Warehouse has started taking pre-orders for the Xperia M5, with delivery expected to happen by February 8.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop update to both Xperia M5 and M5 Dual smartphones. The update also includes Android security patch for the month of January. Weighing in at around 600MB, the new update bumps the M5’s build number to 30.1.A.1.33, and that of the dual-sim variant to 30.1.B.1.33. It brings along the ability to take pictures from the camera using the SmartWatch 3, as well as improvements related to volume and silent mode control.
What’s more, this retailer says it has an exclusive on the gold color of this smartphone. So you won’t be able to buy the handset in gold anywhere else in the UK. At the moment you can’t pre-order an Xperia M5 in SIM-free form or on Pay as you go – you have to pick a contract with an operator. If you do that, the M5 is free with plans starting at £22 per month. That cheapest option is at Vodafone and will bring you 500 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500MB of 4G data each month. If you need more, you can pick different plans of course, all the way up to one that nets you unlimited talk and text as well as 10GB of data. This is £36 per month at Vodafone, £39 at O2, and £44.99 at EE. The Sony Xperia M5 has a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 21 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 13 MP front-facing camera, MediaTek’s Helio X10 chipset (with a 2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU), 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 4G, and a 2,600 mAh battery.