Sony Launches Selfie Smartphone

Sony Launches Selfie Smartphone

As annoying as the whole selfie fad is (don’t get us started on the sticks), sometimes it’s actually pretty handy to be able to snap a picture of yourself. But is it worth buying an entire phone for?

Most smartphones have decent cameras on the back and tiny ones on the front. The quality is poor, low light pictures are almost always blurry and there is no flash.

The Xperia C4 puts a 5 megapixel camera on the front of the phone, which in itself is not that exciting – the HTC One M9 has a almost as good 4 megapixel model.

But what the C4 does differently is to use a larger 25mm wide-angle lens and adds a flash to the front camera. It also uses Sony’s Exmor R image sensor and boasts HDR SteadyShot. You also get a range of different fun camera modes to spice up your images.

In other words, perfect for taking selfies, even if it is dark, bright, or you can’t hold the camera steady.

Whether not you actually want to take selfies, it’s an impressive little front mounted camera. The question is of course, what else could you use the camera for?

The C4 also has all the rest of the specs you would expect from a high end phone. It runs Android 5.0, has a 64-bit 1.7GHz Octa-core CPU, a 5.5” 1920 x 1080 IPS screen and a 2600 mAh battery.

Sony has not yet announced the price or availability in Australia, but selfie lovers should not have to wait too long.

Update: Sony Mobile’s next generation PROselfie smartphone, the Xperia C4, is available from today for RRP $499 in a White design exclusively from Dick Smith Electronics, a Mint design from MOVE stores, and Black and White designs from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and online stores.