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Sony unveils Xperia C and new variant of Xperia SP, both heading to China

Sony officially unveiled two more Xperia handsets in Shanghai today, the 5-inch quad-core Xperia C and an LTE refresh for its existing Xperia SP smartphone.
June 25, 2013
Sony Xperia C

Sony has just announced a few new devices in Shanghai, and although the Xperia Z Ultra might be the main attraction at the moment, the company has also officially unveiled two more handsets, the new Xperia C and an update to its Xperia SP smartphone.

The Xperia C will be Sony’s first Mediatek powered device, showing once again that Mediatek is proving to be a viable alternative to the familiar big names like Qualcomm and Samsung. This Xperia handset will be powered by the quad-core MT6589 Mediatek chip, which uses four ARM Cortex A7 cores for the CPU and a PowerVR Series5XT graphics processor.

Sony’s new Xperia C is a 5-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixel display) handset with dual SIM card capabilities, it will also feature a 8 megapixel Exmor R camera complete with a voice shutter function. Customers in China will also have access to over 3 million tracks from local music content provider Duomi, which certainly sweetens the deal.

The smartphone will be available in either black, white, or purple, but there currently aren’t any details available for either pricing or a release date, and we don’t know if this device will make it out of China.

The second handset unveiled by Sony is the Xperia SP M35t, an update to the existing Xperia SP model but with enhanced connectivity.

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This updated handset will be TD-LTE compliant, meaning that it will be heading to China Mobile which has a bit of a monopoly on the high speed network.

Hardware wise we’re looking at exactly the same as the original Xperia SP handset; a 4.6 inch 720p display accompanied by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and an 8 megapixel camera. The smartphone will also retain the funky looking LED strip at the bottom of the device too. Again there’s no news on the retail price or a release date just yet, but stay tuned.