Sony C5303 HuaShan midranger smiles for the camera

Sony C5303 HuaShan midranger smiles for the camera
The rumored midrange battle horse of Sony's 2013 stable - Xperia C5303 HuaShan - has leaked in its full glory a month before the expected launch at the MWC expo in Barcelona.

The handset sports an already familiar design that we've come to associate with the Sony Xperia Z and ZL, mainly on account of the circular metal power key in the middle of the right side, which is apparently going to be Sony's Xperia trademark look this year, as we saw it in the Xperia Tablet Z as well.

Other than the lock button we notice a fairly compact body with on-screen navigational buttons, again something typical for Sony, while the side screw and relatively thick chassis might be pointing at Sony waterproofing this device too. 

According to the leaked benchmarks the C5303 HuaShan sports a 4.3" HD display, and here in the photos we can see the prototype running Android 4.1.2, but little is known about the other things that make it tick under the hood, except for a rumored 1,800 mAh battery. 

In the benchies that handset was running a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960T, which is a chipset compatible with the China Mobile network, so with what silicon are we going to see it in the rest of the world, if it ventures outside China, is anyone's guess, though if we have to bet we'd put our chips on the Snapdragon kind.




1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

beautiful.... get ready rivals.

2. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what's the screen size?

10. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

I think it's something b/w 4.3 to 4.7 inches..

3. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

i dont think chinese will buy japanese product

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

TRANSPARENT ANTENNA! AT THE BOTTOM! I thought Sony abandoned it!

5. IU_Lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

BUT.... I'm still getting the Z over this

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

of course, Z is not comparable with this. this one is a mid range phone since Z is the flagship of H1

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sony makes beautiful midrange phones

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

then again!! Sony makes good looking phone. atleast this time its different from one another! plus i love transparent strip, like what they did on S,P,U

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i reeeeely hope this is the 4.3 inch HD jellybean running phone ive been waitin on for awhile would be awesome to see a high end device that is NOT over 4.5 inches for once because "some" people still prefer the normal size for a phone. any way GO SONY :)

11. Stedus

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

It has a 4.3 inch screen with 720P Display :))

12. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

4.3 inch display. Add that.

13. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Nice still getting Z though.

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