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

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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Xperia C3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why so much bezels Sony?

13. magnum44 unregistered

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

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

11. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Maybe they mean against other xperia phone.

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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!

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This whole selfie mania is stupiddest thing in last years

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Keep dreaming...

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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

15. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

5. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

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

4. oborawatabinost

Posts: 45; Member since: May 18, 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.

3. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

in your dreams sony

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Should be aptly called Xperia Narcissus

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Should be aptly called Xperia Narcissus" Or the perfect gift if you have a beautiful girlfriend :)

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