Sony reportedly has a new Xperia C smartphone in the works, which will allegedly house a front-facing flash.
The mysterious smartphone could possibly be the Xperia C6, and leaked images of the handset point to a 6-inch screen and a massive front-facing camera and flash.
The leaked photographs are courtesy of Baidu, an Asian publication. However, it is not known if the images of the Xperia C prototype are authentic.
Apart from the massive display on the Sony handset, the leaked renders do not disclose any other details about the device. The leaked images show a design that is an amalgamation of the Xperia C5 Ultra (2015) and the impending Xperia XA smartphones.
In January, rumors were rife that Sony was set to launch the successor of the Xperia C5 Ultra — potentially dubbed Xperia C6 — at the MWC 2016. However, while a slew of smartphones were announced by Sony at the event, including the Xperia X handsets, there was no mention of the Xperia C6.
This is not the first time the renders of the alleged Xperia C6 smartphone have leaked online. Earlier in January, Tech Times reported that @OnLeaks managed to lay its hands on the handset and shared the images of the purported Xperia C6 on Twitter.
The current leaked renders and the older ones of the Xperia C6 match, suggesting that this could be the real deal. While little is known about the specifications of the smartphone, it clearly has a huge camera sensor in the front of the device, along with the LED flash. Interestingly, previous Xperia C smartphones did not sport the flash in the front.
Rumors have pointed to the Xperia C6 housing a MediaTek chipset and sporting a bezel-free FHD screen. The purported smartphone from Sony is also believed to offer support for dual SIM. However, it is not known yet when Sony will announce the Xperia C6 smartphone.