Sony's just announced a new handset is joining its Xperia line-up this year: the Xperia M. Much like the Xperia L, it's aimed at the lower end of the Android spectrum, with far from benchmark-busting specs. It's got a 4-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display seated behind a panel of stcratch-resistant glass, and a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon SoC inside, paired with 1GB of RAM. There's only 4GB of on-board storage, but a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB cards will allow you to bolster that. The rear camera packs a 5-megapixel Exmor RS sensor and companion flash; there is a front-facing shooter, but we're unsure of the numbers for that. There's no LTE radio in the Android 4.1 handset, so HSPA+ will be taking care of data, with Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC for pairing and sharing. While it's not a transparent element, there is a multicolored notification light for, well, notifications. The color doesn't stop there, as the single- and dual-SIM versions will be available in Black, White, Purple and Yellow when the Xperia M becomes available globally "from Q3 2013."