Sony mobiles have announced the Sony Xperia C handset with the MediaTek chipset.  This dual SIM handset will sport a 5 inch screen with qHD resolution and an 8MP camera with EXMOR R Sensors.

When it comes to affordability MediaTek chipset are on the top list. They not only perform exceptionally well but also help reduce the cost making it more affordable for end users. The Xperia C also called CN3 may house the MT6589 chipset.

There is an 8MP camera can record full HD videos. Initially we though that Sony Xperia C could come with MTK6589M chipset that we have seen on the Xolo Q700 handset.  The MTK6589M does support qHD resolution with HD recording (as on Xolo Q800). However it is now confirmed that its MT6589 with full HD recording support.

The full specifications are out but more than the specs it will be the price tag that will be much of an interest to many. Use of the MediaTek chipset itself is an indication that it probably could be the cheapest quad core in the Sony family.

Sony Xperia C

Sony Xperia C key features and specifications

  • Dual SIM.
  • 1.2GHz quad core Mediatek.
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
  • 5 inch TFT screen with 960×540 pixels resolution.
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage and micro SD card slot.
  •  8.8mm thick and weight is 153 grams.
  • 8MP rear AF camera with EXMOR R sensor. Front VGA camera. Full HD recording supported.
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, GPS, Screen mirroring, Gesture input, 3D surround sound, Walkman app  and 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Battery mAh unknown, Stamina mode, talktime up to 14 hours and standby time up to 588 hours.

Source: Sony

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