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Sony expects its Xperia C3 selfie phone to outsell similarly priced smartphones

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Sony expects its Xperia C3 selfie phone to outsell similarly priced smartphones
Sony’s Xperia C3 will be available to purchase in mid-August (thus starting the next few days), with China and Taiwan being the first markets to get the handset.

As you may know, the C3 is presented as “the world’s best selfie phone,” as it comes with a wide-angle 5 MP front facing camera that’s aided by a “soft” LED flash.

Sony seems to be confident that the new handset will be a successful product. According to Focus Taiwan, a Sony executive recently said that the new Xperia would likely outsell similarly priced smartphones. For the record, the C3 will cost about $300 - $350. While the exec was referring to devices that are available in Taiwan, we’re assuming that Sony probably expects the C3 to outsell smartphones in other markets, too. Reportedly, the Xperia C3 will be a success because “most young female consumers have high interest in taking selfies.”

Interestingly, one of the Android smartphones that cost about as much as Sony’s Xperia C3 is the HTC Desire 816, which also has a 5 MP front-facing camera (though HTC doesn’t really tout it as a “selfie phone”).

Sony plans to sell a total of 43 million smartphones around the world throughout 2014. We guess we’ll find out pretty soon if the Xperia C3 can help bring that number up, or down.

source: Focus Taiwan

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posted on 11 Aug 2014, 23:02 4

1. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

Should be aptly called Xperia Narcissus

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 23:08 1

2. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

Hahaha +1. Or xperia N . Waiting for z3 compact!!!!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 01:01 1

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

"Should be aptly called Xperia Narcissus"

Or the perfect gift if you have a beautiful girlfriend :)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 23:23 3

3. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

in your dreams sony

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 23:28 1

4. oborawatabinost (Posts: 45; Member since: 18 May 2014)

I feel like a better job could have been done with a selfie phone. Few would complain about a larger top chin bar for a better camera and flash for something that is supposed to be primarily for selfie takers.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 00:09 2

5. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)

More like: "Everyone else expects Sony's Xperia C3 selfie phone to outflop similarly priced smartphones"

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 00:27 1

6. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

At least put something in the software side for this phone's front camera to make selfies more enjoyable, because the hardware is good enough, its just the software that needs buckling down...esp Sony

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:07

15. kent-gaga (Posts: 572; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

they have the portrait retouch with cool effectsthat no other companies have

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 01:04 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Keep dreaming...

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 02:35

9. Wiencon (Posts: 2019; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

This whole selfie mania is stupiddest thing in last years

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 02:43

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

350 bucks for this phone? At this price point, they're competing with the Nexus 5, which is a much better phone, even though you can't take "high res selfies" with it. The pricing should be more in line with the upcoming Lumia selfie phone (or 730). That one will mostly be price at 240 dollars. Sony, please lower your pricing, and you'll see a lot more sales!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 06:01

11. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Maybe they mean against other xperia phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 16:07

12. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

as long as Sony's offerings are so nascent on the major carriers, they will remain an underdog. They need to build up their carrier relations if they want to remain in the game.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 16:14 1

13. magnum44 (unregistered)

Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm talking about the Xperia C3 selfie phone of course.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 19:00

14. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Why so much bezels Sony?

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