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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra price and launch date revealed

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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra price and launch date revealed
Announced earlier this week alongside the Xperia M5, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is an interesting handset, thanks to the fact that it sports a near bezel-less 6-inch 1080p display, while featuring two 13 MP cameras (front and rear) with LED flashes.

Sony already said that the C5 Ultra would be available to buy starting this month, and we now also know how much the handset is going to cost. Sony Hong Kong will sell the new Xperia starting August 14, asking 3,298 HKD (about $425) for an unlocked, dual SIM unit. Most likely, the handset will have similar prices in other markets.

The C5 Ultra runs Android Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core, 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. Other features include 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2930 mAh battery. Unlike many of Sony's recent smartphones, the C5 Ultra is not water-resistant.

The Xperia C5 Ultra will likely not be released in the US, as Sony said that the phone would be available only in select countries across "emerging markets." Would you buy one?

source: Sony Hong Kong via Xperia Blog

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posted on 05 Aug 2015, 21:45

2. digantach (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Aug 2015)

overpriced mediatek s**t!

posted on 05 Aug 2015, 22:23 1

3. MuddyCow (Posts: 75; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)

That MT is actually better than the S615, and Sony midrangers drop fast on price, but I think that Sony is rushing midrangers, this one has a worse battery than the T2 Ultra and is thicker too.

posted on 05 Aug 2015, 23:23 1

4. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)

Does it have any kind of vodoo quick charging?

posted on 05 Aug 2015, 23:28

5. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

Eh, could've been cheaper.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 01:07

8. Djz89 (Posts: 364; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)

when the price drop a little, i am considering this one.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 01:24 1

10. Cod3rror (Posts: 135; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

If this was €250 then it would be interesting.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 09:23

11. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Funny how the original "Ultra" didn't include a LED flash for the rear camera... and this one has 2

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 13:38

12. superkuiken (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Every SONY phone: Great and awesome at everything, except one thing, and that never makes it perfect.

posted on 07 Aug 2015, 17:01

14. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

that applies to everything in life... except for subjective perception. Nothing is absolutely perfect in this life

posted on 07 Aug 2015, 13:06

13. drtrigsman (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

No M5?! c'mon!

posted on 08 Aug 2015, 05:22

15. xaugustx (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

While the glass mint-green color onst z series looks sexy and premium , this matte mint looks faded and weird.
Sony should reconsider their pricing strategy as they can make a phone go from 540£ to 130£ (z ultra) as it reaches the discontinuation period. But of course, the component parts getting obsolete and hence price-dropped isn't considered.
Instead of getting more profit margin at the beginning and gradually then cutting it off so its available to buy for most consumers, should they release a phone at an ideal price, it could benefit both Sony and its consumers. But I might be indeed leaning towards the customers point of reference knowingly as I am one but still , my point stands a fair ground. What do you guys think?

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