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Sony's C5 Ultra and M5 smartphones may be the latest to jump on the selfie phone bandwagon

Sony's C5 Ultra and M5 smartphones may be the latest to jump on the selfie phone bandwagon

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Sony's mobile division may be bringing the rest of the company down, but that hasn't stopped the company from working on new phones just yet. Thanks to 9to5Google, we're getting a look at the forthcoming Xperia C5 Ultra and M5, the latest in Sony's lineup. These leaks apparently came from the site, which appeared to inadvertently post a review of the devices early — but 9to5Google managed to grab the photos and info before it was all taken down.

The Xperia C5 Ultra appears to be a successor to the Xperia C4; it looks like the C5 will boast a bigger screen (6 inches, up from the 5.5-inch C4) and a front-facing camera that sports a super high resolution of 13 megapixels. It'll also have a flash, making this a phone clearly aimed at selfie fanatics. One feature that should appeal to anyone buying it is the super-thin bezel — we've seen a lot of phones that have been pretty much all screen on the front, and the C5 is right there with the rest.

The Xperia M5 is a smaller-screened device, coming in at a more reasonable 5 inches with a 1080p display. Otherwise, it sounds quite similar to the Xperia Z4 (and its Verizon-branded variant the Z4v, though it features a higher-resolution 21.5-megapixel camera. It also has a 13-megapixel front facing camera, like the C5. These details are far from confirmed yet, but you won't have to wait long to officially find out — Sony is believed to be introducing both of these phones next Monday, August 3rd. While these phones sound like perfectly okay options, it's hard to imagine they'll make much of a dent in Sony's struggling mobile business.