Even Japanese OEM Sony is now trying to cater to the selfie-loving crowd. With a 5 megapixel front camera complete with soft LED flash, the Xperia C3 is being poised as the best selfie smartphone. While that may arguably be true, in almost everything else, the mobile device falls rather flat.
It has just been revealed that Sony will be launching the Xperia Z2a "mini" premium smartphone in Taiwan tomorrow. But along with that is word that the company will also be revealing a new smartphone headed for international markets. And this time the mysterious device's defining feature will be its selfie-friendly front camera.
Adding to this week's Sony leak, we are now getting what are supposedly the specs for a certain D580x, allegedly the model name for the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. Not the regular one, but the mini variant. Those specs include a Snapdragon 801 and a handy 720p display, details you would commonly hear on high-end specs.
Newly leaked pictures show what is billed as the Sony Xperia Z3. Alongside it is the Z3 mini, which looks much the same as the big brother, just a touch smaller. If the pics are accurate, it seems Sony is moving on with their recently rehashed design language for hardware.
At the time Sony’s new wearable ambitions were announced, I noted it was to a “hushed and confused crowd”. The reason the deluge of press members at CES were silent was because nobody knew quite what to make of Sony’s Core announcement. It didn’t seem as though Sony quite knew what they wanted to relate, either. Now that the Smartband has been released, has Sony figured out what their wearable ambitions are?
The next step in image sensor technology as created by Sony appears to be bending the way they see the world. Sony is inventing a set of curved CMOS image sensors that are curved, creating a surface which is able to capture images far more like a human eye than any flat image sensor could.