Sony introduces Xperia E, another budget phone
People who are looking for an entry level smartphone can look forward to the new device unveiled by Sony earlier today. The Sony Xperia E is aimed at the first time smartphone users who want to “check out” what all the fuss is about. Also those who want to save some bucks and still use Android Jelly Bean also have something to keep an eye on. Joining the ranks of Xperia Tipo and Xperia Miro, the latest smartphone is on the budget end of the spectrum. Looks like Sony was looking to steal the thunder from Nokia’s 620 announcements, nifty move Sony. The device budget written all over it, even inside it as it offers rather low-end specs. The screen is rather unimpressive 3.5 inch HVGA (480×320); this is natural on an economical phone. The 1 GHz Single core processor will be powering Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 512Mb RAM is a bit substandard but will get the job done regardless, just don’t expect it to run 3-4 apps at a time smoothly. Sony reassured that the device will function quite seamlessly with Google’s OS. The Xperia E is a clunky phone measuring at 113.5mm x 61.8mm. A rear placed 3.2MP camera is also on the device. The device houses a 1500mAh battery. Sony is excited about the xLOUD audio technology and 3D surround sound. These big sounding features are likely to please the music loving customers. Also HD voice and noise cancellation will ensure buttery smooth conversations. The usual Android thingies will also be there, Google Maps, contacts, Mail etc. The release date is around Q1 2013, so wipe it off your Christmas lists. The phone will be available in single and dual SIM models. The launch colors are champagne and black. The price of this “budget” phone is yet to be revealed by Sony. If Sony is smart it might look to best the price standard Nexus 4 made. We will update the article as soon as we hear about the price.