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Sony 'Xperia C' and updated Android-powered wearable reportedly on the way

It seems Sony Mobile may about to reveal several high-profile devices at its press conference at Shanghai's Mobile Asia Expo tomorrow. We've already heard rumors about the "Togari" or Xperia ZU -- supposedly a Snapdragon 800-powered device with a 6.4-inch display -- and the latest round of leaks brings news of a possible smartwatch and mid-range handset to go with it.

The first report comes from CNET, which claims to have details of a new Android-powered smartwatch from the Japanese manufacturer. Supposedly a successor to the earlier NM2SW smartwatch, the new device will feature a larger display and feature a three-button layout similar to Xperia smartphones, according to the site's source. Like other Sony accessories, the watch is said to support pairing with smartphones via NFC, with further connectivity being handled over Bluetooth. For its part, Sony has been teasing a smartwatch-related announcement on its official Xperia Twitter account in recent days.

Next up, XperiaBlog claims to have details of the "Xperia C," an upcoming 5-inch, 8.88mm thick device with mid-range internals.  A 5-inch qHD (960x540) display is said to sit on the front, with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (likely a MediaTek chip) doing the number-crunching, backed up by 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. Around the back, the site reports there's an 8-megapixel Exmor R camera. On the software side, Android 4.2.2 is reportedly running the show.

The Xperia C is said to be targeted towards the Chinese market, so it's unlikely we'll see it appear in the west, where the 5-inch niche is already filled by Sony's higher-end Xperia Z and ZL.

Source: XperiaBlog, CNET