Today, Sony made a quiet announcement – a successor to the firm’s mid-range Xperia C3 will arrive later this year in the form of the Xperia C4 and C4 dual.
Sony has confirmed that both handsets, citing the popularity of the Xperia C3, will be available in South Africa.
The C4 and C4 dual both share the exact same specifications save for that, true to its name, the latter C4 dual will accommodate two SIM slots.
The C4 and C4 dual will be arriving Android 5.0 Lollipop, and sport a 5.5-inch form factor with a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display, which will run on Sony’s Bravia Engine 2. The C4 will be powered by a 64 bit octa-core 1.7ghz processor, and will come with 2GBs of RAM alongside 16GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB.
The C4 will possess a 13 megapixel primary camera, and a wide 24mm selfie-centred 5 megapixel front-facing snapper. Both cameras will sport optical image stabilisation and red-eye reduction. The C4 will be powered by a moderate 2600mAh battery, which should see the device last up to 12 hours call-time on a single charge. Sony have also claimed a highly impressive standby time of 682 hours.
Further, the C4 will arrive in black, white and green colour options and will offer LTE and 4G connectivity.
The C4 and C4 dual both represent a change of strategy for Sony, which is continually diversifying its handset lineup with affordable mid-range smartphones capable of 4G connectivity. Earlier this year Sony announced the E4 and E4g, low-cost smartphones with the latter offering high-speed 4G connectivity.
Sony seems to be re-evaluating its markets carefully, quickly confirming that both the Xperia C4 and C4 dual are slated to arrive in South Africa and India. While there’s no present word on when exactly the handset will arrive, speculation pinpoints both models arriving around June.
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