Sony C3 leaks out: could this be Sony's first MediaTek-based phone?

Sony C3 leaks out: could this be Sony's first MediaTek-based phone?
We’ve been hearing about big companies like Sony and HTC looking to make a dent in the huge Chinese market and now details about a device that might be the first step for Sony leaked out. The handset in question is the Sony C3 and it is said to be based on a MediaTek chip, a cost-efficient solution.

White-box manufacturers in China are flooding the market with MediaTek-based phones, but they often lack quality finish, and that’s an added value Sony could bring.

It’s all up in the air at this point, but Sony is said to be looking into launching the mysterious Sony C3 with either the quad-core MT6589 processor or the updated 1.5Ghz MT6589T chip.

source: MTKSJ via GizChina



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Looks pretty good, sounds pretty good! BRING IT ON, SONY! ;)

12. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

i would definitely buy tis

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good luck with that! :)

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

one word: fantastic

2. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

awesome! i hope the screen resolution is not compromised.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

that will help them to sell even more!!! Goodluck

4. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Black is really beautiful ;)

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The quad-core MT processor can handle 720p resolution well. If the screen size hits the sweet spot in between 4 to 4.6 inch, it'll be awesome! Other than that...the design looks petty neat.

7. yudi.nemesis unregistered

i think the image is fake and the rumours said it will have 5 inch qHD, 1GB RAM, and touch pen.

6. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Is this a new design?

8. sekhargreen

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

These are fake. Check out the phone icon, it is in reverse. Icons & layout seems like HTC copy. Sony designs are naturally flat. FAKE

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Make it with a 4'' or 4.3'' screen with a good resolution and an 8 mp camera and it will be mine.

10. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

i hope screen resolution gpu and the ram are not compromised...waiting for your device sony...good luck

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

good! but i wish they use allwinner or rocketchip as well! i mean they are actually a bit faster than mediatek's!

15. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Fake, the statusbar is from 2011 Xperias, the icons from HTC and the back is completely XZ. Also, the sides seems to have the ZL notification light.

17. mydi.maus unregistered


16. mydi.maus unregistered

nice one SONY. but i like to see the XPERIA ZR too when it comes out..

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