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Next in Sony’s range is the M2, a mid-range model that aims to offer a good value for anyone keen to not spend close to a grand on their next smartphone.

“This is a great device for the customer looking for a smartphone that has it all,” said Featherstone.

“It combines the best of Sony, bringing you our latest technologies complimented with a one of its kind, unique entertainment offer never before seen on a mid-range smartphone.”

The M2 will include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, room to move with a microSD slot, an 8 megapixel camera, and support for 4G LTE.

A 4.8 inch display runs a 960×540 resolution, keeping all of this in inside of a 8.6mm thin handset. There’s no dust or water protecting like in the Z2, but Australia will receive a dual SIM variant later in the year for customers who like to travel.

Movies will even be offered with the phone, with three digital downloads included in the box letting you watch Sony movies from the phone, while a selection of PlayStation Mobile games will also be included as part of the package.

Pricing and availability on both the Xperia M2 and the Z2, though, aren’t yet known, but we expect both handsets to launch between March and May.