Yesterday Sony promised us the world’s best smartphone for shooting selfies and today the company delivered with the Xperia C3, which packs a ton of technology into that often-overlooked front-facing camera. If you just can’t stop snapping self portraits this mid-range phone and its “PROselfie cam” were made with you in mind.
The Xperia C3 comes equipped with a 5-megapixel front-facing wide-angle camera for taking bigger group shots along with LED for lighting your pictures. It also offers HDR and burst mode, letting you snap 31 pictures in two seconds and then pick out the best one or just keep all of them. Sony’s packed in even more features, including direct access to Vine, an easy-to-use Panorama mode and some editing effects.
The rest of the device is pretty mid-range, with an 8-megapixel camera in the rear, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 2500mAh battery and 4G LTE support. It runs what looks like a slightly modified version of Android 4.4, and includes a new version of battery stamina mode for saving power for when you need it. Sony’s also including dual-SIM support for the device.
The Xperia C3 will get a global launch this August, coming in black, white and mint color variants, though China will get early access to the new phone. Sony hasn’t said anything about the cost beyond promising a “mid-range price.”