Sony Xperia C4 announced - not the flagship you're waiting for, but an explosive selfie-phone

Sony Xperia C4 announced - not the flagship you're waiting for, but an explosive selfie-phone
Following the success of last year's Sony Xperia C3, the Japanese tech titan is happily unveiling its successor, the Xperia C4. Sharing its name with gamers' favorite plastic explosive, the smartphone is equipped with a front cam that's based around a 5MP sensor, a wide-angle (25mm wide) front camera lens, and a "soft" LED flash. Of course, this is a Sony phone, so not all the action is up front. The rear camera is a 13MP unit driven by Sony's own Exmor sensor, which Apple has been gobbling up for one of the next iPhones.

One-upping the newly announced Xperia Z4 by 0.3 inches, the Xperia C4 has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, complete with Sony's TV imaging technologies - Bravia engine and super vivid mode. The selfie phone doesn't compromise on design either, employing that beautiful glass and aluminum build. Dimensions-wise, the C4 measures a sizeable 5.90 x 3.04 x 0.31in (150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm), weighing in at 5.18oz (147g). Sony didn't make this one water and dust-proof, but hey, at least the screen is scratch-resistant!

On the hardware side, an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU (probably the MediaTek MT6752) runs the show, aided by an ARM Mali-T760 GPU and 2GB of RAM. A 2600mAh battery is crammed in, providing at least eight hours of video playback according to Sony. The company's arsenal of audio technologies made the cut as well - 3D surround, Clear Audio, Clear Bass, xLOUD, and all that good stuff is on-board.

The Xperia C4 will be available in "select markets" from the beginning of June, in single and dual-SIM versions. Looking at the MediaTek silicon and selfie focus, we see this one as destined for the Chinese market, but we don't see "China only" written anywhere in the press release. So if the Xperia C4 seems right for you, keep your fingers crossed!

source: Sony

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