We are surrounded by a world obsessed with selfies. Lets face it, selfies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Recently we have seen many different phone manufacturers trying to exploit the selfie generation. The HTC One M8 comes with a special selfie mode in its camera app. Similarly we have seen many other phones going the extra mile to target the selfie crowd. However no one has yet taken the concept of selfie seriously. Everything that has been done has been done on the software front. Today Sony has announced the Xperia C3. It is the first phone that we know of that comes with special hardware dedicated towards the selfie obsessed crowd.
On the front of the Xperia C3 is a 5MP camera with an LED flash. Yes, that is an LED flash on the front of the phone. Sony calls it ‘soft flash’ and it can be activated by simply double tapping the back cover or using Smile Shutter. The camera has a 25mm wide focal length which is wide enough to get a group of people in. The Superior Auto mode ensures that pictures are automatically adjusted for suitable lighting conditions. There is even a Smile Shutter which we suppose would automatically fire the shutter if it detects a smile. Sony has included a plethora of image editing features on the Xperia C3.
On the specs front the Xperia C3 is a mid-ranged phone. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The 8GB internal storage is expandable. The screen measures 5.5-inch with 720p resolution. On the back is an 8MP camera, also with flash. Xperia C3 will also support 4G LTE as well as dual SIM.
Xperia C3 will be available in black, white and mint, and will launch globally from August 2014 starting with China as the first launch market.