Sony Xperia C4 launches with wide-angle selfie cam

Is Sony trying to build up a reputation for low-key smartphone launches? A couple weeks back the manufacturer dropped the Xperia Z4 on us from seemingly out of nowhere – sure, we were expecting it to debut at some point in the near future, but the announcement itself arrived with little warning – and now it’s time for another surprise launch, as Sony goes public with the selfie-taking Xperia C4.

With a couple C4 leaks finding their way to us last month, this was certainly a model we had on our radar, but that doesn’t make today’s out-of-the-blue launch announcement any less surprising. So what did we actually get? Well, like the Xperia C3 before it, the C4 places a premium on front-facing camera functionality, and in this case that means a 5MP sensor with a big 25mm wide-angle lens. It’s even paired with a “soft” front-facing flash for low-light situations.

As for the rest of the phone, we’re looking at a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage (with microSD expansion), and a 2600mAh battery. In addition to that 5MP front-facing camera, there’s also a 13MP main shooter. The whole thing has a mass of 147 grams and measures just 7.9mm thick.

Sony intends to sell the Xperia C4 in both single and dual-SIM editions. Sales will start sometime next month, but Sony hasn’t yet disclosed which markets will get the C4 first, nor what it’s thinking about pricing.

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Source: Sony

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