Sony teases launch of “selfie phone” for tomorrow
Sony’s got a smartphone event planned for tomorrow, and initially, this looked like it might not be anything more than another check-in with the Xperia Z2a, a phone that already went official last month. On its own, that wouldn’t be so interesting, but then a new component to the event started attracting attention: the idea that Sony could also introduce an all-new model, and one with a special ability to take high-quality front-facing photos – a selfie phone. Now, we see Sony itself teasing news that seems to fit with these rumors, and also get the arrival of a hands-on video that appears to depict this new hardware.
Sony shared the image above with the tagline “see your #selfies in a whole new light,” and if this isn’t hinting strongly at a selfie-optimized handset, we don’t know what is.
The phone itself is rumored to take the name Xperia C3, which would fit with the earlier voice-guided selfie mode on the Xperia C. And despite the hands-on interaction with the hardware you see below, we’re still at a loss for most of the model’s specs, though a few key details are shown off here, like a rare front-facing LED flash.
Unlike the Z2a, Sony is expected to bring the C3 to a global audience, but it seems we’ll have to wait for the company’s official announcement before any of those details reveal themselves; check back tomorrow to see what Sony had to say.
Via: Xperia Blog