Jul 07 AT 8:38 AM Nick Sarafolean 2 Comments

Sony’s upcoming selfie phone appears in new leak, packs front-facing LED flash


Are selfies the bane of the Internet? That’s for you to decide, but a new phone might make them even more prevalent. Sony is creating a phone designed specifically with selfies in mind. Early this morning, Sony Xperia’s Twitter account dropped a hint that a new phone focused on seflies is on its way. In fact, it’s set to be announced tomorrow, July 8.

Following up the tweet, a leak came out on Weibo that claims to reveal the phone. The phone will reportedly be called the Xperia C3, and from what we can see, it packs a pretty powerful front-facing camera. The front-facing shooter looks significantly larger than usual, most likely packing a larger sensor and wide-angle lens. Right next to the front-facing camera is an LED flash, something that’s designed to help light your photos better, although we’ll be surprised if it does more than just spawn a bunch of squinting selfies. Sony Xperia C3

Some of the other photos show a 2,500mAh battery and a unique choice of turquoise as the color for the backplate of the phone. Hit up the source link for some assorted pictures of the device, though must warn you that the page is in Chinese.

Is a selfie phone even a good idea? Drop a comment down below!

Source: Weibo, Sony Xperia (Twitter)

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Beryl 96

    Is hoping that its the Z3 too much? What about hoping its coming stateside and on Big Red?

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