Alleged Sony Xperia C5 prototype worth $12 mil got recovered and leaked by the Brazilian police

Alleged Sony Xperia C5 prototype worth $12 mil got recovered and leaked by the Brazilian police
It's strange to have the Sao Paulo police leaking an upcoming Sony smartphone for us to see, but then again, we are living in a strange world!

See, a prototype of what appears to be the upcoming Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (the device looks exactly like in the leaked manual pages), worth as much as $12 million dollars in development spending, was stolen from a certification company in Campinas and put on sale online. A week and a half later, local police arranged a dinner with the seller, sent an undercover agent, and arrested the salesman in the middle of the transaction.

According to the certification company, the unannounced smartphone will cost about US $893 (R$3000) when it hits the market in Brazil. For better or worse, no specifications or other elaborate details about the device have managed to surface. But even the Brazilian police force cannot cannot hide the obliterated side bezels, an interesting addition to Sony's design language. 

If this really is the Xperia C5, and we're Judging by the bezels and the front cam's location, then the smartphone is expected to sport a 1080p display of at least 5.5 inches, a 64-bit octa-core processor made by MediaTek, 2 GB of RAM, and a pair of 13MP cameras on the front and back panels.

We'll most probably see Sony announce this one, and other rumored devices at the IFA conference in Berlin this September.


source: Globo (Translated) via Xperia Blog

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15 Comments

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I would like to see even top n bottom bezels ;(

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1037; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Although it makes a phone look weird, I have no problem with bigger top bezel. Better top than bottom, that way, no finger marathon.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

$893?! Why are Brazil's import taxes so freaking high?!

7. cpaixao

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

everyone in Brazil is rich, that does't matter.

5. Shocky unregistered

That looks weird, how dare they produce a phone that's not symmetrical!!

6. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Great Job @Brazilian Police!!

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I can't be a 100 percent certain because I never measured it, but I don't think the Z3 had even top and bottom bezels either or at least that's what it looked like. No big deal though, especially the black handset.

9. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I love the design :D

10. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The design is atrocious. The top and bottom bezels are uneven, and too big. And if there's no side bezel, how will I put a case on it?

11. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Looks great, love the new design.

12. gosselin

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I wish Z5 design would be like this. C5 looks great

13. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Designs are very important to attract people. I am attracted to C5 now because of its design.

14. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I might give up on my Z3C for this lol

15. TPenn

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

5.5 is a bit too big for me, but I like the way C5 looks, which the Z5 should look.

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