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Photos and video of never-seen-before, selfie-centric Sony phone with front flash leak out, will be announced tomorrow

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Photos and video of never-seen-before, selfie-centric Sony phone with front flash leak out, will be announced tomorrow
A set of two images of what is claimed to be an upcoming selfie-centered Sony device have leaked out, courtesy of a seemingly resourceful Esato forum boards member, huiyi

According to huiyi -- information corroborated by the Xperia Blog -- the Sony phone we're looking at will be released no later than tomorrow in Taiwan, alongside the Xperia Z2a. Both sources also agree that Sony will go along the selfie-taking marketing vertical for the new device. That makes sense, especially since the phone is claimed to sport a front-facing flash -- something that is easy to miss, especially considering the bubbly factory protector on top of the screen. The only other piece of information we can make out from the blurry images is the fact that the phone in question sports a 2500 mAh cell -- in line with most current mid-range Sony phones.

Cashing onto the trendy selfie movement is a relatively new trend for manufacturers, who are just beginning to experiment with the category. We're told that this new Sony device will launch globally, but that's about as much as we know for the time being. Thankfully, if the sources are right, then we won't have to wait long at all to find out more specifics about this new Xperia device.

UPDATE #1: Sony has basically confirmed that a selfie-centric Xperia phone is coming through a tweet. Xperia Blog has also dug out several real life photos of the new device, courtesy of ePrice.

UPDATE #2: Even more photos were made available through ePrice.



source: Esato, Xperia Blog [1], [2], Weibo (translated)

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posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:06 14

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2501; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I'm sure this whole "selfie phone" craze will be over before it even starts.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:20 2

17. DerryAhmad (Posts: 242; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Selfie will be here for awhile.. at least among teens.

They should bundle it with a selfie stick to make it an ultimate selfie machine :D

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:27 2

19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2501; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Selfies will stay. But I think that all these selfie phones will just lead to better front cameras on flagships.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:21

18. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I hope so, but it looks like it might be here to stay...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:12 2

2. hung2900 (Posts: 778; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I have seen many Chinese or China made phones having this. Mostly for Asian people. Nice to see on a branded phone.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:15

3. vuyonc (Posts: 180; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Probably a Japan only phone

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:19

4. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No its not "Japan" only phone because it will launch in taiwan. It's probably targeted at asian markets

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:21

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2501; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Article says will launch globally. We'll see.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:45 3

14. Aploine (Posts: 126; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Article on top pf the list again

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:48 1

15. spin9 (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Article seen two ours ago

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:20

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2501; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


OOH. It will come in colours!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:35

7. j.khan95 (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Probably successor of xperia c

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:45 5

8. Donotnameme (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)


If so let's hope there isn't a Mediatek processor inside it

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:53

21. superfans (Posts: 133; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Pls no , Xperia C sucks big time with Mediatek inside.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:39 2

22. j.khan95 (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Indeed ,gsmarena reports it as xperia c3,i wonder where did c2 go :p

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:52

26. j.khan95 (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


It should come with an octa core media tek SOC

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 05:59 4

9. gaara6775 (Posts: 235; Member since: 20 May 2014)


When we heard rumors about selfie phone by HTC everyone hated that and now when Sony is launching the first selfie phone yet,everyone is quite.
Quietly the next big thing . lolz

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 06:52 1

12. tiara6918 (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


So many htc haters here that's why

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 06:11

10. dil2abu (Posts: 169; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Jus wow

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 06:38

11. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


That girl looks like something from the grudge.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:22

13. Srilankan (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Xperia C2 or L2

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:58 3

16. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 53; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


The 4th picture showed the man's face. No need to hide it in next photos. LOL

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:55

20. Clashy (unregistered)


Please for God's sake, let it be a low end/budget to midrange device, not insanely or awkwardly priced like M2. Price should be approx $200-$230 just like Xperia L. Pls Sony, i have been waiting too long for it. Or else, Moto G will be next.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 11:45

23. ikenvape (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Hopefully no one blinds themselves while taking one behind the wheel.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:10

24. BattleBrat (Posts: 1057; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


It is a dark disgusting day for a culture when they make phones specifically for narcissistic people in love with themselves

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:39 1

25. KingDingaLing (Posts: 146; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Why not put a cheap screen on the back instead of a cheap camera on the front?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 14:59 1

27. aipom (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Oppo n1 >>> All

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