Sony announces Xperia C4, its latest “selfie smartphone”


Sony Mobile cites the Xperia C3 as the inspiration behind the successor, the C4. The C3 launched as the “selfie smartphone” and the new C4 will be marketed by the company as such, give or take (because the company talks of a PROselfie smartphone).

The C4 is every bit an upgrade of the 10 month old Xperia C3 as it features a better 5.5 inch display, more RAM, a bigger battery and a switch to an octa-core MediaTek chip instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 found in last year’s device. Whereas the selfie camera stays put at 5 megapixel, the sensor and the general optics have been given a facelift. the main camera has been bumped to 13 megapixels from 8 on the C3.

Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the device:

  • Display: 5.5 inch Full HD (1080p) IPS display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Processor: Octa-core Mediatek MTK6752 clocked at 1.7 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage
  • Camera: 13 MP main (1080p video), 5 MP selfie (720p video) with 25mm wide-angle lens; both with LED flash
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • Others: 3G, 4G

The Xperia C4 will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants starting from June at a yet to be disclosed price in select markets in white, black and green colours.