Sony Reveals Xperia C3 Selfie Smartphone

Sony Xperia C3 Outed

With all the focus on apps like Snapchat and Instagram, it’s been no surprise to see smartphones up the quality of their snappers over recent years, but it looks like Sony is taking the selfie to the next level this summer.

The Sony Xperia C3 was announced this week by the Japanese company, and features arguably one of the best front facing snappers here in the UK.

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Featuring a 5 megapixel front facing lens with an included LED flash, you can pretty much guarantee that your selfies will be looking ad good as ever on the Xperia C3, something that has clearly been pinpointed as its main selling point.

In terms of specs, we find ourselves with a 5.5” IPS LCD display, which features the TRILUMINOS technology we’ve become accustomed to from Sony.

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An upgraded BRAVIA Engine 2 also makes its way on-board to boost image quality even further on the 720p display as well.

When we get behind the screen, we find an 8GB internal storage capacity, with an SD card slot allowing for an added 32GB of room, more than enough space for even the most dedicated selfie snapper.

1GB RAM also makes the cut, placing the Xperia C3 clearly in the mid-range market, rather than having it compete with some of the flagship phones set to appear this autumn, namely the iPhone 6.

A Snapdragon 400 chipset and quad-core 1.2GHz processor also help keep things going under the hood, as well as making the handset run quickly and smoothly.

The main camera lens offers up 8 megapixels, which is around the average spec for a phone of its power, whilst the 5 megapixel selfie snapper clearly stands out.

Aided by an LED flash, the Xperia C3 makes for a very unique handset, and one which will definitely draw the attention of serial selfie snappers looking to improve the quality of their pictures.

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Topping off proceedings under the hood is a 2500mAh battery, which offers up a superb battery life that will be able to handle the thousands upon thousands of pictures you’re sure to take with the device.

The Xperia C3 will be available in three colours from launch; with standard black and white models accompanying a more surprising mint green handset which could be perfect for the more unique smartphone users out there.

The handset is set to debut in China this August, with other markets set to receive the handset a short time afterward, but we can safely assume that Sony won’t be aiming for a September release which would simply be drowned out by Apple’s iPhone 6 parade.

Unfortunately we haven’t been given any pricing details just yet, with Sony keeping quiet ahead of the release, but guesses are being placed around the £300 mark for sim-free versions of the handset, meaning monthly prices could vary from £20 up to £30 depending on your tariff, but again this is entirely speculation at the moment.

So, what are your thoughts on the Sony Xperia C3? Will it be a selfie smartphone to remember? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Written by Luke Hatfield