Japanese consumer electronics major, Sony, launched a new quad-core smartphone called Xperia C in India, on Thursday.

Sony Xperia C was globally unveiled at MAE (Mobile Asia Expo) 2013, Shangai, in late June and was released in China. The new Xperia model is now available at Indian online shops, Saholic and Home Shop 18. Other e-retailers like Flipkart and Infibeam are taking pre-orders.

The dual-SIM based Xperia C is sports a 5.0-inch TFT qHD display with 960x540p resolution having pixel density close to 220 ppi (pixels per inch). It ships with Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.

It packs a 2330 mAh battery, 1GB RAM and4GB Inbuilt memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. It is to be noted that this is the first time Sony has used a quad-core chipset made by Taiwanese firm MediaTek. The processor can clock a CPU speed up to 1.2GHz.

Japanese consumer electronics major, Sony on Thursday launched the mid-range quad-core smartphone Xperia C in India

The new mid-range smartphone sports an 8.0-megapixel camera on the rear side and a VGA camera on the front. The main camera boasts of Exmor R image sensor, pulsed LED flash support, 4X digital zoom and has the ability to record full HD (1080x1920) video. Connectivity wise, it boasts of Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0 and A-GPS integrated with Google Maps.

Last month, Sony had released its flagship 20.7-megapixel camera phone, Xperia Z1, which comes with G-Lens and Exmor RS image sensor technology.  

Online Vendors Sony Xperia C price *Availability status
Home Shop 18 ₹20,449/- Available now for purchase
Saholic ₹20,490/- Available now for purchase
Flipkart ₹20,490/- Pre-order (expected to be in stock from October second week)
Infibeam ₹20,490/- Pre-order (expected to be in stock from 5 October)

*Availability statuses are expected to change without notice.

Key specifications of Sony Xperia C:

Model Sony Xperia C
Display 5.0-inch TFT qHD display with 960x540p resolutionsPixel density close to 220 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
Processor MediaTek quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with Exmor R image sensor, pulsed LED flash, 4X digital zoom, full HD (1080x1920p) video recordingFront: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera
Network 3G
Battery 2330 mAh;Talk time: 10 hours (2G) & 10 hours (3G)

Standby-time mode: 588 hours (2G) & 605 hours (3G)

Add-ons Dual-SIM,Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS (integrated with Google Maps), micro-USB v2.0, 3D surround sound, FM radio with RDS, 3D & Motions gaming
Dimensions 141.5 x 74.1 x 8.88 mm
Weight 153 g
Price ₹20,490/-