Xperia C5 Ultra prototype valued at $12m recovered by Brazilian police

by XB on 29th July 2015

in Rumours, Xperia C5 Ultra

Stolen Xperia C5 Ultra in Brazil_2In an interesting story out of Brazil, it appears that a Sony Xperia C5 Ultra prototype was stolen from a certification forum on 17 July, which the user then tried to sell on an “ebay-like” marketplace. Police say that the prototype was eventually recovered and the thief arrested. The prototype was valued at R$40m (around US$12m), which relates to the development cost of the device.

We started researching and found the Facebook page, then we expressed an interest in buying the device. We set in a diner called Baron Gerard. He was there, he took the phone out and we arrested the suspect red-handed,” said the investigating officer (translated).

The certification company was worried about the leak and said when the unannounced phone hits the market it will cost around R$3000 (US$893). As can be seen from the picture below, the phone has bezel-less sides and a front-facing flash – this ties in with what we have seen of the Xperia C5 Ultra so far.

Stolen Xperia C5 Ultra in Brazil


Thanks Fernando, Matheus, Paulo, Pedro and Vinícius!

  • Jenge Engelbrecht

    The good news is, We now know that bezel less phones are on the cards for Sony(Leaks are usually not confirmed)

  • blurb8

    Good marketing, Sony ;)

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Might be in the $500 range internationally given Brazil’s absurd import tax. Interestingly aimed at the G4 and Galaxy A8.

  • spwx

    Phone looks great

  • Arda Akca

    Looks good. I wonder how the flagships will differ with same resolution and ram as the midrangers. I am totally confused.

  • Mayur Motwani

    Seems to me like the Z5 to come. Dont think Sony would be dumb enough to introduce such a radical bezel less design in the C series phone.

  • Jecht_Sin

    The new technological generation of criminals: do something illegal, post evidences of it in Internet, get arrested. Mommy must be proud of such genius!

  • xperiaDROID

    If the Z5 doesn’t have thin bezels but the C5 does, then it doesn’t make any sense. And don’t give bullshit excuses like “it’s waterproof, so thick bezels is a must”.

  • If you want the original HD picture… ;)

  • Khillo81

    Break into a house, update your Facebook status (from the victim’s own computer). Get arrested in the act. This has happened by the way.

  • Anukul

    its a beautiful phone

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  • unknown13x

    The best thing is that the police leaked it again :) Smart guys.

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  • ryq24

    US$893.00!!!! Are you kidding!

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  • Brian De Guzman

    now even the C series have a 6 months life cycle haha

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Introduce the new xperia C5 , C for crime… Lol… But that design . Very sleek…..

  • Fadi Obaya

    They might even change design.

  • gtop

    Was it Timel? :P

  • Raj Singh

    Merci pour le partage.

  • Raj Singh

    Brazilian pricing framework is entirely different due to extremely high import taxes. It is not equal to what you would expect to pay in other markets.
    For context, the PS4 costs 1,850.00 in Brazil. Despite that cost, it remains one of the fastest growing gaming markets in the world.

  • 3rdflyleaf

    It has been Sony’s strategy to make every device unique from each other so I won’t be surprise if the Z5 will not be bezel-less.

  • iia3ezu

    Bezels at the top and bottom still fat and ugly.

  • Svnjay

    He hasn’t commented yet so it could be him :P

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  • nfs2010

    It’s more like 1 month cycle. C4 just came out last month – I think :P

  • RHBH

    Are you sure that Brazil is one of the fastest growing? This year Brazil’s economy is expected to go -0.01%, and -2% for 2016.

  • Chi Wai Shum

    It was the police who posed this photo, something which no police force in the western world would do.

  • Billy de Fretes

    please give me 1 phone that not have bezel at the top and bottom… + no side bezel

  • ????????????

    it’s so stupid that i can’t even…
    he is stupidly accept the offer to meets the buyer directly.
    that makes police job whole easier.

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  • fried_egg

    Can’t see how it had any real value… the “specs” could be guessed by the competition, and the competition also know how phones are “constructed” so can just move the battery, soc, inputs etc around the case to find the optimum position… the only surprise would be any custom parts (like a weird shaped battery) that enables better inside use.. or may be some form of heat dissipation…. but even then most ideas would have been flagged up with rumoured theory in their industry circles… especially as it all ends up being built by the likes of foxxcon and not by the company who brand the phone..

  • Alvin

    take a selfie with it, post it to instagram

  • Alvin

    he’s gone lately, so it must be him

  • Alvin

    it looks beautiful! oh god i can’t believe my eyes

  • He doesn’t watch movies I guess.

  • marcyff2

    brazil is in the western world.

  • Gaelex

    Valued at 12.000.000$?! People are idiots.
    And poor brazilians, having to pay nearly 850$ for a shitty phone because of the HUGE import taxes…

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