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

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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27 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

17. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 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

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Probably a Japan only phone

4. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Article says will launch globally. We'll see.

14. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Article on top pf the list again

15. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Article seen two ours ago

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

OOH. It will come in colours!

7. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Probably successor of xperia c

8. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

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

21. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

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

22. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

26. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

It should come with an octa core media tek SOC

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

So many htc haters here that's why

10. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Jus wow

11. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

That girl looks like something from the grudge.

13. Srilankan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Xperia C2 or L2

16. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

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

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.

23. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

24. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

25. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

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

27. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Oppo n1 >>> All

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