Sony's Xperia M2 lands at Sony stores in the U.S.

U.S. customers looking for Sony's entry-level Xperia M2 are now in luck as the handset is now available for pre-order from Sony's web and physical stores. The handset is expected to ship Wednesday, June 25, with a price of $289.99 and can be pre-ordered in either black, purple, or white.

The phone isn't attached to any carrier and is sold contract-free and unlocked for its asking price.

The Xperia M2 is a more modest phone, making the appropriate trade-offs in the specs department to keep the price down. The device has a 4.8-inch qHD display, not to be confused with the higher resolution QHD displays, with a 540 X 960-pixel resolution. The Xperia M2 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, has 1 GB RAM, and contains 8 GB of storage with an expandable micro SD card slot. For photo enthusiasts, the M2 has an 8-megapixel Sony Exmor RS camera on the rear and comes with a 2300 mAh battery.

U.S. customers looking at the Xperia M2 won't get LTE support on this GSM phone model so don't expect the fastest data speeds around. The M2 caps out at HSPA+ for data.

If you're interested in the Xperia M2, be sure to check out our hands-on with the phone and visit Sony for more details.