Sony Xperia C3 may be launched
Sony seems to be employing the same design philosophy it used for its flagship Xperia Z for its lower-end smartphones. According to Android Police, a new mid-range, dual-SIM handset, codenamed the Xperia C3, will be introduced in China soon. AP goes on to state that there has been no word from Sony about launching the device in other markets.
The Xperia C3 is set to have a 4.6-inch LCD 720p display. It is supposedly powered by the MTK6589 quad-core processor from MediaTek, and will run on Jelly Bean out of the box. Interestingly, the handset will also be IP58 certified, which means it’ll be water-proof, just like the Xperia Z.
There’s no word whether the Xperia C3 will hit Indian shores
Another mid-range Sony smartphone in the market right now is the Xperia SP. A 4G-ready handset, the SP brings a 4.6-inch 720p display in a sleek body that’s reminiscent of the Xperia ZL. Sony has retained the LED notification strip that we first saw in the Xperia U.
The unique strip, which sits below the display, will match the approximate colours of the album art of the song that’s playing on the phone and will also pulse with the music. Additionally, users can customise the colour of the LED notification light to correlate to their contacts.
Available in black, red and white, the Xperia SP takes its design cues from Sony’s flagship Xperia Z, which is given away by the very accessible aluminium power button. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, while the Adreno 320 GPU is in charge of graphics. There’s 8GB of internal storage space, but you can use the microSD card slot to expand that.
The Xperia SP runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box along with Sony’s customisations and India-specific apps such as Sony LIV and Sony Music.