Alleged render of Xperia C4 shows large frontal camera, cool color

Update: @upleaks has leaked a picture, allegedly of the Xperia C4. It can be found at the bottom of this article.

For the past month, we've heard a couple of rumors regarding an upcoming selfie-centric smartphone by Sony – the alleged Xperia C4, a.k.a. Xperia Cosmos, which should succeed the Xperia C3 – one of the first smartphones to come out with a large front-facing camera and a "made for selfies" marketing campaign.

The guys from Xperia Blog have received a render, which the leakster claims to show the new Xperia C4 in all of its huge-frontal-cam glory. Apparently, the phone will rock a large frontal lens opening, just like its predecessor, coupled with a LED flash – you know, for when you want to take selfies in the dark. It will be available in three colors – black, white, and the pictured turquoise, according to the leak. Why is it in front of the Mona Lisa, you ask? We don't really know.

As far as hardware goes – there is no solid info yet. We believe it is safe to assume that the display will still be around the 5.5" mark, though, a better screen-to-body ratio should also be in tow. The frontal snapper on the C3 packed a 5 MP resolution, and we wouldn't be surprised if that gets upgraded in the C4, as some of the more recent selfie phones have definitely raised the bar (the HTC Desire EYE and its 13 MP front and back snappers come to mind). Early reports suggest that the Xperia C4 will be powered by a MediaTek SoC, which would be interesting, seeing as Sony has been sticking with Qualcomm chips so far.

Reportedly, the Xperia C4 (or Cosmos) should be announced some time this summer, probably around July, at the end of the Xperia C3's first year cycle.



1. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They should've made the top and bottom bezels more symmetrical, it is kinda weird they way the top is way too thick and the bottom is much narrower.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Yeah, this is definitely not an OmniBalance design.

4. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I think they made it like that so that it would compensate for the space that the on screen buttons took, unlike HTC who even added more. lol

6. gaming64 unregistered

It is kind of useful though. Since the phone uses software keys, the bottom bezels is just plain nothing so it makes sense. I still agree that it ain't appealing though.

10. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Funny, when they make large bezels, you complain, but when they try to thin them down, you also complain. There is no way to satisfy you people ;)

11. eduardogallegos0445

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

That's right. I don't understand why they complain about this new idea. So, what do they want? I wish my z3 had this bottom bezel =( that really looks great. Congratulations sony! That's the good way. And like someone said... It's the phone of my dreams.

16. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

just like a man with a big head?

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I wish Sony would work on minimizing their bezel. They're nice to look out but hard to handle with one hand. I may just pick up the next compact they put out. My Nexus 5 should last until then.

9. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Sony phones have better screen to body ratio than others.I don't know why people bash them about bezels.for example.not talking about C4 but in general.i'm sick of some reviewers bashing sony without checking facts.and being waterproof they are marvel of engineering.sorry for the rant Z3=70.9% S5=69.6% S6=70.7% Htc m9=68.4%

13. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Because it is stuck in their brains that Sony smartphone=thick bezels, maybe they should do a software update equivalent to their brains

5. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Curious, to see Sony using MediaTek on their low-medium range phones. I look forward to see some benchmarks compared to Qualccom's CPU within the same range as this ones. MediaTek is definitely gaining some ground.

14. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Overall CPU benchmarks - pretty good. Graphics etc - they're just bad. Mediateks are pretty decent for low end devices.

7. gaming64 unregistered

The phone of my dreams.

8. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

This looks soo gorgeous

12. eduardogallegos0445

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

I really love this bottom bezel!!!! Looks better and it doensn't lose much space like normal Z series. Thumbs up for you Sony =).

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

On the other hand - top bezel is just too massive.

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