Sony unveils Xperia C3, dubs it as “world’s best selfie smartphone”

Sony Xperia C3Sony on Tuesday took the wraps of the new Xperia C3 smartphone. Claimed to be the “world’s best selfie smartphone,” it comes with a PROselfie front cam and selfie apps.

“Xperia C3 is a unique new smartphone from Sony, created to offer the ultimate social sharing experience with a new powerful ‘PROselfie cam’. It also presents a combination of the best of Sony, with leading digital imaging technology and brilliant specs and performance all for a mid-range price” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.

According to a press release issue by the company, Sony Xperia C3 features a 5MP wide-angle front camera with LED flash, 5.5-inch HD display, and 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and includes 8MP rear camera, 2500 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage and microSD card slot.

In addition, Sony has packed 4G support, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-SIM support (optional, in Xperia C3 dual) and GPS on the smartphone.

Sony Xperia C3 will be released in black, white and mint colour options from August 2014 starting with China as the first launch market. There is no word on pricing but it is expected to retail for less than 2,000 yuan ($322).

Sony Xperia C3 specifications

Size: 156 x 78.5 x 7.6 mm, 150 grams

Display: 5.5-inch HD (1280×720), Triluminos

OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Processor: 1.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon, quad-core, Adreno 305 GPU

Cameras: 5MP front-facing camera (720p), 8MP rear camera with auto focus

Battery: 2500 mAh

Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot

Connectivity: 4G, 3G, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA Certified

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