Sony has launched its selfie-focused smartphone, the Xperia C3, in the Indian market. Featuring a 5 MP front camera with an 80 degree field of view, the device lets you easily take selfies by double tapping the back cover. The front camera also has HDR and comes with Sony's intelligent scene recognition that automatically adjusts settings based on lighting conditions.
Aimed at a younger audience, the Xperia C3 features a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, dual-SIM connectivity, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 8 MP rear camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HSDPA and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity along with a 2500 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. With dimensions of 156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm and overall weight of 149.7 g, the device is quite sleek.
The Xperia C3 comes with dedicated camera apps like AR effect, which allows you to add animations to your images and videos, and Portrait retouch, which as the name indicates gives you the ability to retouch your images. Sony has announced that the device will be available in black, white and mint color variations in India, with officially availability set to begin from September 1 across offline and online channels.
With a launch price of Rs. 23,990 ($395), Sony is targeting the mid-range segment with the Xperia C3. While there are other devices in this segment that offer better specs, the manufacturer is positioning the high resolution front camera and LED flash as a major point of differentiation. The device is the second mid-ranger from Sony to be available in the territory after the manufacturer launched the Xperia T3 in the country last month. The 7 mm thick Xperia T3 is available for around Rs. 25,000 ($415) in India.
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