Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual with Android 4.3 launched in India
The company has announced that the Sony Xperia E1 Dual will be available starting March 10, while the Sony Xperia E1 will hit the stores by 25 March 2014.
The Sony Xperia E1 is the single SIM variant, while the Xperia E1 Dual is the dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) variant, and both models otherwise come with identical specifications.
The Sony Xperia E1 (and Xperia E1 Dual) features a 4-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels and a 233ppi pixel density. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor, alongside 512MB of RAM. The Xperia E1 comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, with expandable storage support up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Xperia E1 sports a 3-megapixel rear camera capable of 720p recording, and has no front-facing camera. The smartphone packs a 1700mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time, and 551 hours of standby time. Notably, it features 3G connectivity support. The smartphone weighs in at 120 grams, and has dimensions 118×62.4×12 mm. Sony notes that the Xperia E1 will be available in Black, Purple and White.
The Japanese giant is touting the Xperia E1 as mid-range device and claims that the device can produce up to 100Db music through loudspeakers. Sony also is offering a promotional 30 day free pass for company’s Entertainment Network music streaming service.
The Xperia E1 was announced in January this year, alongside the Xperia T2 Ultra phablet. Notably, Sony is yet to reveal any pricing and availability details of the Xperia T2 Ultra. The Xperia T2 Ultra was made available online in India in February via an online retailer, for Rs. 32,000.
Sony at MWC 2014 launched a new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2, alongside the company’s flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone and the Xperia Z2 Tablet.