Sony announces budget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone, the Xperia E
Sony has added another smartphone to its budget line up, the Xperia E. The smartphone boasts of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. The Xperia E is expected to hit store shelves early next year in two colours - black or champagne.
In terms of specifications under the hood, the Xperia E has a 3.5-inch HVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 320. It has a 1GHz single-core snapdragon MSM7227A processor (also called the Snapdragon S1), 512MB RAM and 4GB built-in storage. The rear of the phone has a 3.2MP camera. The Xperia E has a curvy design and is quite light weighing a mere 115gms. It is quite thin too measuring at 11mm thin. It also has a 1500mAh battery.
Sony has also announced a dual-SIM version of the Xperia E, called the Xperia E dual. The specifications of the phone are the same with the biggest difference being that the E dual will work on Android 4.0 ICS straight out of the box and will be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in at a future date.
Xperia E comes equipped with the in-built “WALKMAN” application that includes xLOUD audio technology, 3D surround sound and a manual equalizer. The smartphone also has access to Sony’s music streaming service, Music Unlimited. The Xperia E also comes with DLNA wireless connectivity.
“Consumers looking to take their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones would be well advised to look at Xperia E or Xperia E dual. They are perfect for those seeking affordable access to the quality and functionality more traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones,” said Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.
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