Sony set to launch Xperia 'selfie' smartphone

Sony is expected to announce a new Xperia smartphone tomorrow, July 8th, after it teased an image on Twitter with the tagline, "See your selfies in a whole new light".

Hong Kong based website ePrice claims the new smartphone will be released globally, but didn't have any more to offer on the subject of specifications.

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Given the tag line and the hashtags used "#GetTheFullPicture #Tomorrow", it's likely the new Xperia will be camera and 'selfie' focused. Rumours are pointing towards a front-facing flash to help improve lighting for your snaps.

Still, with only a day to wait, it won't be long until have all the news.

Sony released the new Xperia Z2 flagship earlier this year which received a full five star What Hi-Fi? verdict.

Rumours are already starting to circle the web regarding a new Xperia Z3, and with IFA just a couple of months away, it could be that the Berlin trade show is when we'll hear more from Sony Mobile.

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by Max Langridge

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.