Following on from the Xperia C3, Sony has announced the Xperia C4 smartphone focussed on selfies. Here's what you need to know about the Sony Xperia C4 release date, price and specs UK. Also see Best smartphones 2015 and Best Android phones 2015.
Update: Sony has confirmed with PC Advisor that the Xperia C4 will not be coming to the UK - despite the press release stating 'London' at the beginning.
Although we're still waiting to see if the Xperia Z4 will come to the UK, Sony has introduces a new mid-range phone aimed at those who enjoy a good self-portrait, or selfie. The firm is even calling the Xperia C4 and Xperia C4 Dual 'PROselfie' smartphones.
"Following the success of Xperia C3, we are proud to introduce Sony’s evolved PROselfie smartphone," said Tony McNulty, vice-president of value category business management at Sony Mobile. "Xperia C4 caters to consumers that want a smartphone that not only takes great photos, but also packs a punch. Benefiting from Sony's camera expertise, the 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens lets you capture perfect selfies, while its quality display and performance features provide an all-round advanced smartphone experience."
Read: Best selfie phones of 2015.
Sony Xperia C4: Release date and price UK
In its blog post for the new selfie phone, Sony said the Xperia C4 will launch in both regular and Dual SIM models in selected markets from the beginning of June. We're waiting to see if any UK retailers will stock the Xperia C4 but the Xperia C3 launched at around £200. We expect it to be more expensive though at around £250-300.
Sony has confirmed the Xperia C4 will cost €329 RRP.
Sony Xperia C4: Specs and features
The main feature of the Sony Xperia C4 is the front facing camera which is 5Mp with a 25mm wide-angle lens and Sony’s Exmor R mobile sensor. It also features a 'soft LED flash' and HDR.
Sony said it will have camera apps including "Style portrait with styles including 'vampire' and 'mystery' to add a unique edge to your selfie. Moreover, apps such as AR mask give your selfie a twist by letting you place a different face over your own face or others’ faces while you snap a selfie.
At the rear is an impressive sounding 13Mp camera with autofocus and HDR. The Xperia C4 has a 5.5in Full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Sony pre-loads Andoid 5.0 Lollipop, includes a 2600mAh battery and NFC. As mentioned earlier the Xperia C4 Dual will offer dual-SIM card slots.
Sony has gone with a MediaTek MTK6752 processor which is 1.7 GHz octa-core, 64-bit and LTE support. MediaTek says it's made for the 'Super-mid market'. The Xperia C4 will be available in black, white and mint green.
See below for full specs and a video:
• Android 5.0 Lollipop
• 5.5in IPS screen, Full HD (1080 x 1920)
• MediaTek MTK6752, 1.7GHz octa-core, 64-bit
• 2GB RAM
• 16GB storage, microSD (up to 128GB)
• 5Mp front camera with Exmor R and flash
• 13Mp camera with HDR and autofocus
• Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, aGPS, 4G LTE
• 2600mAh battery
• 150 x 77 x 7.9 mm
• 147 g