Sony Xperia C3 smartphone features a 5MP front camera with LED flash for selfie satisfaction
Sony has officially unveiled its new Xperia C3 after teasing it on the social networks yesterday, promising that you’ll “see your selfies in a whole new light.” The new selfie focused smartphone features its own front facing LED flash.
Dubbed the ‘world’s best selfie smartphone’, the mid-range Xperia C3’s main selling point is its 5MP wide-angle front shooter, which is accompanied by a soft flash and dedicated selfie apps which can provide enhancements such as retouching, auto-scene modes and quick social media sharing. Selfies can be captured using the phone’s Smile Shutter or just by simply double tapping the back cover of the device. Also a burst mode that can take up to 31 photos in 2 seconds, and a panorama option is also available.
The device comes with a 5.5-inch IPS 720p display, which is enhanced with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for improved image quality. It houses a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Cortex-A7 processor, Snapdragon 400 chipset, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It also features 8GB of storage, expandable via microSD to up to 64GB, a 2,500mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth and runs Android 4.4.2.
Measuring only 7.6mm thin, the device also has an 8MP main camera, also paired with LED flash, and is 4G-enabled supporting LTE Cat4. A dual-SIM model called the Sony Xperia C3 Dual is also available, and supports both dual-standby and dual-call.
“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” said Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “The rise of selfies shows no signs of abating – its usage has increased by 17,000% since 2012 with the word officially being added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. We’re excited to offer Sony’s first ‘PROselfie Smartphone’ and play a part in this global phenomenon.”
Available in white, black and mint colour schemes the handset will launch worldwide from August starting with China. Pricing information has yet been disclosed.