Sony unveils the selfie-centric Xperia C4 with 5.5-inch Full HD display and 5MP wide-angle front camera with flash

 

Sony Xperia C4 (2)

It wasn’t too long ago that the Sony’s successor to the selfie-centric Xperia C3 was first seen, and now it’s official. Sony has taken the cover off its Xperia C4 smartphone that is once again aimed to take advantage of the selfie craze. 

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We’ll get to the rest of the specifications in a moment, but let’s discuss the C4’s main claim to fame, the front camera that boasts a soft LED flash. That’s right, the C4 not only has a LED flash to complement its rear camera, it also has one on the front so that you can take better quality selfies. After all, no one likes a dull selfie, am I right? Needless to say, these higher quality selfies deserve to have their own special name, and what could be better than to call them PROselfies? The front facing camera also has a 25mm wide-angle lens with an 80-degree field of view, helping you to capture your crowd of besties in the (PRO)selfie.

Rest of the specifications:

  • 5.5-Inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080)
  • Octa-core MediaTek MTK6752 processor @1.7GHz (64-bit)
  • Mali 760 MP2 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • MicroSD card support (up to 128GB)
  • 13MP Rear-facing camera with flash, AutoFocus and Image stabilizer
  • 5MP Front-facing camera with 25mm wide-angle lens and flash
  • Dimensions: 150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 147 grams
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Durability: Scratch-resistant

The Xperia C4 supports LTE in selected markets only, and although a dual-SIM version will also be available, it will no doubt only be sold in selected markets. The handset can be had in White, black and mint colours from June 2015. Sony hasn’t released any details on pricing at the time of writing. What do you think? Is the Xperia C4, with its 5.5-inch display, 5MP (PRO)selfie camera and front-facing flash, the phone for you? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Full Press Release:

Sony launches next generation “selfie smartphone” – Xperia™ C4
Capture your best selfies with a high-quality 5MP front camera and a raft of fun Xperia camera apps
Enjoy your entertainment to the fullest with a large 5.5” Full HD screen powered by Sony’s BRAVIA® TV technologies
Super-fast Octa-core processor makes multi-tasking easy, without running out of power
London, 6th May 2015 – The selfie phenomenon is about to kick up a notch with the introduction of Xperia™ C4 – Sony’s next generation PROselfie smartphone, featuring a best in class 5MP front camera, a Full HD display and superior performance.
“Following the success of Xperia C3, we are proud to introduce Sony’s evolved PROselfie smartphone,” said Tony McNulty, Vice-President, Value Category Business Management at Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia C4 caters to consumers that want a smartphone that not only takes great photos, but also packs a punch. Benefiting from Sony’s camera expertise, the 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens lets you capture perfect selfies, while its quality display and performance features provide an all-round advanced smartphone experience.”
We all like a high-profile selfie – so go ahead and get snapping:
You can now stage the perfect selfie, getting everything – and everyone – in shot, thanks to the powerful 5MP front camera with 25mm wide-angle lens. Sony’s Exmor RTM for mobile sensor, soft LED flash and HDR features means the pictures will always be stunning, even in those ‘hard to perfect’ low light conditions.

Superior auto automatically optimises settings to give you the best possible picture and SteadyShot™ technology compensates for any camera shake. With 13MP, autofocus and HDR packed in there is no compromise on the rear camera, which delivers great shots for those rare moments you’re not in the picture.
You will also be able to get even more fun out of your smartphone with a suite of creative camera apps such as Style portrait with styles including ‘vampire’ and ‘mystery’ to add a unique edge to your selfie. Moreover, apps such as AR mask give your selfie a twist by letting you place a different face over your own face or others’ faces while you snap a selfie.
Experience your entertainment in Full HD.
Now you can enjoy every picture and every video in detail with Xperia C4’s 5.5” Full HD display. Watching movies on your smartphone is more enjoyable thanks to Sony’s TV technology – such as Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 and super vivid-mode – which offers amazing clarity and colour brightness. Enjoy viewing from any angle with IPS technology.
Great video deserves great audio to match, so Xperia C4 features Sony’s audio expertise to deliver crisp and clear audio quality. With or without headphones, you can sit back and enjoy your favourite entertainment in all its glory.
The design of Xperia C4 has also been crafted with precise detail and care to ensure every aspect amplifies the sharp and vivid display. A minimal frame around the scratch-resistant screen enhances both the viewing experience and the smartphone design, while its lightweight build feels comfortable in the hand. Xperia C4 comes in a choice of white, black and a vibrant mint.
Superior performance, with a power-packed battery that just keeps going
Whether you’re running multiple apps, checking Facebook, snapping selfies or listening to the best music – you can do it all at lighting speed thanks to Xperia C4’s impressive Octa-core processor. Powered by an efficient 64-bit Octa-core processor, Xperia C4 makes it easier than ever to multitask and switch between your favourite apps, without affecting performance. Ultra-fast connectivity with 4G capabilities means it’s quicker than ever to download your favourite audio or video content and surf the web without lag.
The large battery (2,600mAh) provides over eight hours of video viewing time, meaning that the entire first season of Breaking Bad can be binged uninterrupted, while Battery STAMINA Mode 5.0 ensures you have complete control over how your battery is used.
Xperia C4 is compatible with more than 195 Sony NFC-enabled devices including SmartBand Talk (SWR30) and Stereo Bluetooth® Headset (SBH60).

You can also customise the smartphone with the protective desk-stand SCR15 Cover or with a full range of original Made for Xperia covers.
Xperia C4 will be available in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets from the beginning of June 2015.


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).