Looks like the newly announced Sony Xperia C won’t be a China exclusive after all. A listing on the Sony Mobile India website confirms that the phone is headed to India.
The newly announced Sony Xperia C, the company’s first MediaTek enabled Smartphone, won’t be a China exclusive as was initially concluded. A listing on the Indian Sony Mobile website confirms that the budget phone is indeed heading towards the world’s 2nd largest populous country.
Sony Xperia C specifications:
- 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 Chipset
- 5-inch qHD (960 x 540) TFT Display
- 1 GB RAM
- Dual SIM Support
- 8 MP Exmor R Camera
- Dimensions: 141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88 mm
- Weight: 153 Grams
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Despite being a value oriented device, Sony doesn’t compromise on the design and styling of the phone. We especially love the notification light strip at the bottom, a design element that the phone shares with the flagship Xperia ZL. With similar dimensions as the flagship Xperia Z Smartphone, the Xperia C’s only major downer is the low qHD (960 x 540) screen resolution. An HD display would have certainly put a smile across many more faces, but is perhaps too much to ask of a low-cost device coming from a big OEM.
India will be blessed with the Sony Xperia C sometime in July, with an MRP of about INR 17,999 (about $300) and a street price falling in the INR 16,000 range. Excellent VFM (Value for money) if you ask me.
Additionally, the new monster phablet dubbed the Xperia Z Ultra will arrive shortly in the country, one again sometime in late July. The expected pricing is INR 40,999 ($710).