Sony Mobile yesterday announced their latest addition to the Xperia line of handsets, the affordable Xperia E and Xperia E dual. Both the devices are targeted for those who are looking for an Android handset within their budget. Xperia E dual is the dual-SIM version of Xperia E.
Xperia E and E dual will be available sometime in Q1 2013 in Black, White, Pink and Gold color models. The devices features HD Voice that will let you experience HD quality voice on phone calls by filtering out background noise.
Sony Mobile also devised these devices with a technology that makes them more cost- and power-efficient. These devices via the extended standby mode increases the standby by up to 4 times. In the extended standby mode, each time the screen is in sleep mode, the WiFi and data usage are disabled while also keeping most of the applications inactive, thereby saving the battery consumption and increasing the standby time. Only calling and messaging will be active during the screen sleep mode.
Sony Xperia E is equipped by a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor and 512MB RAM. It features 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera at the back with VGA video recording, while the front camera is missing. The phone comes with built-in WALKMAN app that uses xLOUD technology that delivers 3D surround quality sound experience.
Xperia E runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, while the sibling Xperia E dual has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which will be upgraded later to Jelly Bean version. Both the phones are also equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD slot and DLNA to share your content to other DLNA-enabled devices. Xperia E and E dual only differs in the version of Android operating system they are running.
Watch out the Sony Developer introduction video for Xperia E and E dual below, and leave your opinions about this phone in comments below.