Sony Xperia C5 Ultra price and launch date revealed

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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Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(12.88h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

2. digantach

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

overpriced mediatek s**t!

3. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 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.

4. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Does it have any kind of vodoo quick charging?

5. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Eh, could've been cheaper.

8. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

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

10. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

If this was €250 then it would be interesting.

11. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

12. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

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

14. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

13. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

No M5?! c'mon!

15. xaugustx

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 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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