Sony unveils the world’s first selfie-friendly smartphone with a front flash, the Xperia C3

by Gavril Mankoo

To be honest, we’re quite bored of selfies. Instead, we’ve begun asking strangers to take our pictures, just the way we used to, years ago! However, technology giant Sony thinks otherwise. The company has introduced a new selfie-friendly smartphone that promises to aide you in clicking self-portraits of you making funny expressions that are usually considered unsocial. Called the Sony Xperia C3, this smartphone comes packed with a “powerful new PROselfie cam”, in essence a 5-megapixel front camera with a flash. This enables selfie-takers to take a peek at their faces while they snap away happily with a high-resolution camera!

Besides the smartphone’s high-resolution front camera, this one also packs an 8-megapixel camera on its back, a quad-core Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM inside and a 720p screen. With 8GB of storage for keeping all your selfies straight, the Sony Xperia C3 runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The phone is 7.6mm thick, and it weighs 150g. To be launched in China in August and the rest of the world afterwards, the Sony will also unveil the Xperia C3 in a dual-SIM model. The company hasn’t mentioned the pricing attached to this smartphone yet, though we do expect to hear more from the manufacturer soon.