Sony will announce a phone capable of taking "split-second photos" on August 3, is it the Xperia C5?


Sony just teased on Twitter a new smartphone announcements that will take place early next week, on August 3. Judging from the teaser in question, the highlight of the device will be its camera, which will reportedly be able to take "split-second photos". An image is accompanying the teaser in question, showing us the compelling moment a water drop bounces off from a liquid surface.

Of course, we have suspicions about the device that might make the rounds on August 3. That's the Sony Xperia C5, the specs and possible real-life pics of which already leaked. Reportedly, it will boast a 64-bit octa-core chipset (probably a MediaTek one), a 1080p display with a 5.5-inch diagonal, 2GB of RAM, and most importantly, a 13MP rear camera. 

Here's to hoping it will feature the Sony IMX230 sensor, which is already on board the Motorola Moto X Style (Pure Edition). At the front, we will also have an LED flash that will aid selfie lovers low-light auto-portrait endeavors.



source: Sony via XperiaBlog

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6 Comments

1. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Sony has the wherewithal to make a killer camera phone. Not with the puny Sony IMX230, but a much larger sensor, The trick will be not cannibalizing their high margin RX100 camera.

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Getting excited..

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope they release a smart phone that can capture at a frame rate above 240 fps. It would be nice if they made a smart phone that would capture at 480 or higher. That would be so cool.

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

13mp back cam? Nah I'm guessing 20

4. ravensden7

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Back in the day I had an old school Sony Cyber Shot candy bar style phone with 4mp camera and Xenon flash. I was able to turn my celling fan on high, take a picture of the fan and there would be no blur. The shot looked as if the fan was completely still. Sony has GREAT sensors. fyi..... What happened to the Xenon Flash??

5. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

K800i? Agree they made one of the better camera phones for its time. Don't understand either why we don't see xenon these days. Maybe module too thick or camera drain are my only guesses.

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