Sony Xperia C with 5.0-inch display, dual-SIM support unveiled

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Sony Mobiles has launched its Xperia C smartphone at the Mobile Asia Expo.

Sony Xperia C comes sports a 5.0-inch qHD display. It is a dual-SIM smartphone, which supports 3G in one SIM. The smartphone is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM. It packs in 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB through microSD card.

The smartphone packs in 8-megapixel rear camera with Exmor R sensor. The rear camera is also capable of shooting videos in 1080p. There is a 0.3-megapixel front camera on-board Sony Xperia C. Connectivity options include, 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

The smartphone will be available in White, Black and Purple colour options. It will be launching in China in partnership with Unicom. There is no word available in regards to availability in other markets and the tentative price for the smartphone. However, given that the company has opted for a MediaTek processor, it is expected that Sony Xperia C will be reasonably priced and compete with local players in emerging markets such as India.

Currently the most affordable smartphone offerings by Sony in the Indian market are Xperia E and Xperia E dual.

At this conference Sony also announced a Chinese variant of Xperia SP smartphone, in the form of Xperia SP M35t. Sony Xperia SP M35t is a dual-SIM smartphone that supports TD-LTE.


Mobiles launched in June 2013

Sony Xperia C key specifications

  • 5-inch display with qHD
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor R sensor
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM (3G + 2G) with dual standby
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good build quality
  • Impressive battery performance
  • Bad
  • Display not impressive
  • Camera performance below par
  • Often lags while multitasking
Read detailed Sony Xperia C review

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.2GHz

Front Camera

 0.3-megapixel

Resolution

 540x960 pixels

RAM

 1GB

OS

 Android 4.2

Storage

4GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2390mAh

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