Sony has today released a smartphone which they claim has the world's best selfie camera, the Xperia C3. The mid-range device comes with a large 5.5-inch 720p display, but most importantly a 5-megapixel front-facing camera paired with an LED flash.

The front-facing selfie camera features a lens with an 80 degree field of view, and on the software front there are dedicated selfie apps plus Sony's fantastic Superior Auto shooting mode with intelligent scene detection. For those looking to take more traditional photos, the rear camera packs an 8-megapixel sensor alongside another LED flash.

As for other hardware, Sony has included a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU (likely Snapdragon 400), plus 1 GB of RAM, a 2500 mAh battery, and 8 GB of internal NAND that can be expanded upon by using the microSD card slot. Connectivitiy includes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, LTE and Bluteooth 4.0.

The Xperia C3 will be available in China from next month, with other markets to follow. Currently there's no word on how much this smartphone will cost, but as it fits into Sony's mid-range line-up, don't expect it to cost a huge amount.