Sony launched the Xperia C3 alongside its dual-SIM variant, Xperia C3 Dual last month
and had announced that both these smartphones would be globally announced in August.
The Japanese giant had then revealed that the Sony Xperia C3 will be available in China first.
The Sony Xperia C3 has been listed by JD (via GSMArena), an online retailer in China, priced at CNY 1,999 (Rs. 19,600 approximately). Unfortunately, there is no word on the pricing of the Xperia C3 Dual.
Sony India has not yet listed either the Xperia C3 or the Xperia C3 Dual on its website.
The Sony Xperia C3 and Sony Xperia C3 Dual feature identical specifications, with the latter sporting dual-SIM card slots in addition. Both phone run Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.
The highlight feature of the Xperia C3 is its 5-megapixel front camera, which is also accompanied by an LED flash. The handset's front-facing camera features a wide-angle view to capture a group selfie without unnecessary squeezing inside the image. It also comes with 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera along with LED flash.
Some of the other features included in both the front and the rear camera are Portrait Retouch and Picture Effects, which are post-image editing features; Superior Auto, which offers users the option to choose between 36 scenes including HDR mode, backlit mode and more; Movie Creator for editing and customizing the videos; Social Live for broadcasting the images or videos easily to social websites; Timeshift-burst for capturing the best image from the 31 frames taken by smartphone in two seconds, and Sweep Panorama for capturing of extra wide shots just by panning the smartphone.
The Sony Xperia C3 features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) Triluminos display supported by Bravia Engine 2 and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
It supports storage expansion via microSD card (up to 32GB), with 8GB of inbuilt storage. The Xperia C3 packs a 2500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 24 hours of talk time and 1,071 hours of standby time.
The various connectivity options on the Sony Xperia C3 include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, and USB charging. The smartphone measures 156x78.5x7.6mm, weighs 150 grams and comes in Black, White and Mint colour variants.