The Sony Xperia C (S39h, C2305) is the company’s first handset to be powered by a Mediatek chipset. The cost effective SoC enables Sony to compete with other manufacturers in countries such as China and India with keen pricing. Digitimes is reporting that Sony is having some success with this strategy, having shipped one million units over the last three months.
The Xperia C has a 5-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, dual SIM, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 2330mAh battery, 8MP Exmor R camera and VGA front-facing camera. So far we have seen the Xperia C announced for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines and Russia. Its success is likely to see many more Mediatek-powered Sony handsets next year.