Since quite sometime, big brands like HTC have been looking to make a dent in the huge Chinese market. While HTC has also released a few smartphones including the dual SIM variant of its flagship device - One, now it appears to be the time for Sony.
According to a GizChina report, details about a Sony smartphone have been leaked. The handset in question is the Sony C3 and it is said to be based on a MediaTek chip, a cost-efficient solution. Already, numerous manufacturers in China are flooding the market with MediaTek-based phones, but they often lack quality finish, and that can be an added value for Sony.
This leak comes just a few days after the rumor claiming that Sony is prepping to launch a quad core budget smartphone. As per the earlier reports, Sony is working on Xperia C190x and the handset will pack a 5 inch display presumably with full HD resolution.
Also, the report reveals that the handset will be launched in U.S. as C1904 and in the international markets as C1905. Further, it is also suggested that Xperia C190x will be launched sometime in 3Q13 and will house a quad core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Moreover, as per a previous media report, big tech brands including Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE seem to focus on incorporating the MediaTek quad core MT6589 chipset on their forthcoming devices. The report suggested that MediaTek has entered into partnership with 20 manufacturers who are planning to roll out devices with its SoC. In order to gain more popularity, the chip maker is planning to cut down the price of the chip.
As the report claims that market leaders including Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo are also on board to manufacturer smartphones with such processors, the global market is assumed to become more competitive and to pave way for a wider opportunity to the Taiwanese chip manufacturer.