Sony recently unveiled many great devices, like the flagship Xperia Z1 phone and the QX10 and QX100 smartphone camera lenses. They have also made themselves a big name for the mid-range phone, with the Xperia P, U and Sola last year, when the flagship was still the Xperia S. With the new face to the company being the Xperia Z1, they are bound to refresh their mid-range list too. Sony announced the Xperia C soon, and it is rumored to hit Indian markets soon.
The Xperia C is the first MediaTek powered phone in Sony’s Xperia line, which packs a quad-core MediaTek MT6589, clocked in at 1.2 GHz. It comes with 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage, expandable to 32 GB via microSD. The phone presents itself with a 5-inch qHD display, with a 960×540 px resolution. On the camera front, the phone comes with an 8 MP rear-shooter with an Exmor R sensor, High Dynamic Range ( HDR ) support, and an intelligent voice guide telling you how to adjust the camera to get the best self-portrait. It also has a secondary camera
The phone will carry forward Sony’s Walkman for Music, which was their major product in the era before Android, along with ClearAudio+, ClearBass, and xLoud for a great audio experience. It also features “Throw”, and app which allegedly allows projecting images onto a WiFi-enabled TV, the “Stamina Mode” as in other Xperia devices. It comes with Android 4.1 and Son’ys NXT UI on top, and packs a 2400 mAh battery. It comes with WiFi, Bluetooth, the works, and dual-SIM support. Interestingly, it comes with built-in support for the Sony Smartwatch 2.
The phone is rumored for an October release in India, and will likely be priced anywhere between INR 15,000 and 20,000. Given how Indian smartphone makers like Micromax and Lava are pushing out high-end devices at comparable rates, and Indian market leader Samsung’s Galaxy Grand being released soon, it has a tough road ahead.