We reported last month that the dual-SIM Sony Xperia C would arrive in India, and it looks like the smartphone is about to make its debut.Major retailer Infibeam recently opened up pre-orders for Xperia C, and customers can pre-purchase the device for Rs 20,490 ($330 / €240) outright.
There's more to it, as Infibeam announced it would offer those who pre-order the smartphone a free Sony Headphone MDR-ZX100A worth Rs 1,490 ($24 / €18) and “benefit of accidental damage cover (ADP Program).”
According to Infibeam, Sony Xperia C will be available on October 5 and will ship for free to all those who purchase it. Keep in mind that the handset is available in both black and purple color options.
The Xperia C comes with dual-SIM support and a large 5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 220 ppi (pixel density).
It is also worth mentioning the smartphone ships with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and is likely to receive an Android 4.3 or even Android 4.4 KitKat update in the future, though we're still waiting for confirmation from Sony.
Furthermore, Sony Xperia C comes equipped with a powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processing unit, and 1GB of RAM.
The device comes with 4GB of storage inside, but users can further expand it up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, there's an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while on the front there's a secondary VGA camera for video calls.
Sony Xperia C offers HSDPA (42Mbps) and HSUPA (11.5Mbps), along with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with A-GPS support.
Last but not least, the handset is powered by a high-capacity 2,390 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 588 hours of standby time (605 hours in 3G mode) or up to 14 hours of talk time (12 hours in 3G mode).