Sony launches “PROselfie” Xperia C3 smartphone

Sony Xperia C3As expected, Sony Mobile today announced the Sony Xperia C3, billed as the “world’s best selfie smartphone.” The key feature is the new 5 MP wide-angle front camera (25mm lens with 80 degree field of view) and its “unique soft flash” that allow you to take “flattering photos day or night.”

Sony Xperia C3 closeup

As we saw on the video yesterday, you can trigger a selfie simply by double-tapping the back of the device. Alternatively, you can use the “Smile Shutter.”

“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.

Sony Xperia C3 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 5.5-inch HD (720×1280)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal storage: 8GB AF
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP
  • Front-facing camera: 5MP with soft LED flash and Exmor RS sensor
  • Battery: 2,500mAh
  • Dimensions: 156 × 78.5 × 7.6 millimeters
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Colours: Black, White and Mint
  • Other: Dual-SIM

The Sony Xperia C3 also comes with a range of selfie camera apps. Among these is Portrait retouch, Timeshift-burst, Movie Creator and integration with Vine to quickly share your six-second videos with friends.

The Sony Xperia C3 will first launch in China in August 2014 with a global rollout to follow. There is no word yet on availability in Canada or the U.S.

Source : Sony Mobile Communications