Sony Xperia C S39h Runs on Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 Processor, Has 5-inch Display and Dual SIM Dual Standby Capability

Considering the success of Android smartphones by local brands running on the same SoC and having similar features, I think Sony would do well to likewise make this model available in the Philippines. Given the right price, I believe Sony Xperia C phablet can and will sell extremely well in our country.

Slated to be a China Unicom exclusive handset this Q3, Sony Xperia C is the initial product of the Japanese company's partnership with Taiwanese chip manufacturer MediaTek. The handset is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 based MediaTek MT6589 processor similar to what runs O+ 8.15 and Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0, which are both current best-sellers in the Philippines.

Other technical specifications include a 5-inch qHD display with 220 ppi pixel density, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system skinned by Sony's Timescape user interface, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MegaPixel main camera with LED flash, Full HD video recorder, and Dual SIM Dual Standby capability. As for connectivity, the phablet supports WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA+.

As you can see in its specs sheet, Sony Xperia C shares a lot of features with current and upcoming flagship releases by our local handset companies. What sets it apart from all of them, however, are the multimedia traits that are unique to the Xperia line, including xLoud sound enhancement, Mobile BRAVIA display engine, and Exmor R back-illuminated sensor for the camera, among others.

As yet, the company hasn't expressed any intention of bringing Sony Xperia C to other territories apart from China. Nonetheless, if they eventually decide to bring it to the Philippines, I think a price tag of Php 15,000 or less will definitely have a lot of Pinoy gadget fans looking.