Sony announces Xperia C3: front 5 megapixel camera with flash for taking selfies

Only on Android devices,  93 million selfies  are taken every day, according to Google. It is clear that large manufacturers exploit this market, and Sony is doing this with the Xperia C3. With a 5 megapixel camera and flash on the front of the machine (!), He wants to be the best smartphone to make self-portraits.

The front camera called the Sony Xperia C3 “PROselfie”. There are two features to take better self-portraits: a wide-angle lens is a focal length of 25 mm and field of view of 80 degrees, then it becomes easier to frame you (and a few others) within the photo; Additionally, the front LED flash is softer, so do not bother the eyes of whoever is being photographed.


The Xperia C3 follows the same ideas predecessor Xperia C (did not Xperia C2) is a large-screen smartphone with intermediate hardware. The SoC has gone from a MediaTek MT6589 for 400 Snapdragon, a 5-inch screen increased to 5.5 inches, doubled the internal storage and Android 4.4 comes standard. The list of technical specifications looked like this:

  • Screen: 5.5 inch IPS LCD with resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels;
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz (Cortex-A7, Snapdragon 400);
  • GPU: Adreno 305;
  • RAM: 1 GB;
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB (with input for microSD up to 32 GB);
  • Front Camera: 5 megapixel camera (with video recording at 720p);
  • Rear Camera: 8 megapixel camera (with video recording at 1080p);
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh.


As the site shows the Sony, there will be two models. The  Xperia C3  is the standard model with LTE (including support to the Brazilian 4G) and only entrance to a Micro-SIM. Have the  Xperia Dual C3  has input for two Micro-SIM but the first only access 3G networks and the second GSM only. Is yet to be born a dual SIM smartphone with 4G …

The Xperia C3 goes on sale first in China in August, and then will be released worldwide, but the price was not disclosed.