Sony’s lineup for tomorrow: new Xperia C, Xperia SP variant, plus Xperia ZU and SmartWatch

June 24, 2013
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According to various leaks, Sony will unveil four new products tomorrow at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. These will include a previously unknown phone dubbed Xperia C and a variant of the Xperia SP.

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Sony will be hosting dual events tomorrow in Shanghai, China and Munich, Germany, and it looks that all the inter-continental fuss will be worth the wait.

The Japanese manufacturer is rumored to show four new products, including the exciting and thoroughly leaked Xperia ZU (Ultra) 6.44-inch competitor to the Note 2, and a new generation of the Sony SmartWatch.

Besides these two stars of the show, a couple of other phones destined for the Chinese market will also be making an appearance – Xperia C and a TD-LTE version of the Xperia SP.

Sony Xperia C

Sony enthusiast site Xperia Blog published a report citing a “trusted source” that spills the beans on the new Sony Xperia C, previously known under the codename CN3.

The dual-SIM Xperia C is said to feature a 5-inch LCD display of 540 x 960 resolution, a MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. The 8.88mm thick Xperia C’s specs sheet will be completed by an 8MP rear camera with a Sony Exmor R sensor. Software-wise we’re looking at an Android 4.2.2 installation, with Sony’s usual addition and customizations.

If the report is accurate, the Xperia C will launch in China and other markets, though from the looks of it, this budget device will not make it to the Western markets.

TD-LTE Xperia SP

Sony is also said to announce a TD-LTE version of the mid-range Xperia SP, destined for China Mobile. The Xperia SP is sold as a “premium” smartphone with an affordable price tag, and, when we reviewed it, we were quite impressed with its build quality.

Stay tuned for more info.

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