Sony launches Xperia C3 smartphone in an effort to spice up your selfies

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It turns out the teaser and video leak from yesterday were spot on. Just as promised, the Sony Xperia C3 has made its July 8 debut, and is now official. This phone really is all about selfies, though there are a couple things that could make those of you who just can’t come to terms with snapping duck-faced pics want to buy it anyway.

The star of the show here is the 5MP front-facing camera, which is wide-angle with a soft LED flash. Smile Shutter and Superior Auto mode are among the features toted on this front, along with AR Effect. None of these features are new to Xperia, but it’s nice to see them carried over.

The main camera is 8MP with an Exmor RS sensor, which is impressive, but admittedly worse than what many were expecting from such a camera-focused phone. Of course, megapixels aren’t everything, and we’ll reserve judgment until we get to go hands-on with the C3.

The display is a 5.5-incher at 720p, and there’s 1GB of RAM. Couple that with 8GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD) and the 1.2 GHz processor, and you’ve got a solid (though mid-range) Android phone. A full list of specs can be found in this post, as part of our follow-up coverage.

The Xperia C3 will come in a Dual SIM flavor in three colors — black, white, and mint. It will begin its global rollout in August starting in China.

Source: Sony

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