Sony Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:SNE) today officially announced another pocket friendly smartphone from its stable, the Sony Xperia E which would come in Single SIM and dual SIM variants. Though the pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the smartphones are targeted at entry level users, thus we can expect them to be pocket friendly.
The phone has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, driven by a single-core, 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, also known as the Snapdragon S1 which has been used in many modern Android phones such as the HTC Desire V and the LG Optimus L7. It’s backed up by a healthy 512MB of RAM, while on the rear of the phone is a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera which can also shoot basic, VGA-quality video. Sony Xperia E will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but the Xperia E dual will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and can be upgradable to Android 4.1 in the coming future.
The Xperia E is a curvy, lightweight device at 115 grams and measures only 11mm thick, but it does hide a 1530mAh battery which works in conjunction with some clever power management tools to gain as much standby time as possible. Sony quotes a talktime of 6.3 hours and standby of 530 hours. There is also a data usage app which monitors other apps to help minimize your bill.
Music and video playback are rated at 30 and 8 hours respectively, which sounds more than alright, considering it's been given the xLOUD Walkman treatment. Other features include HD Voice, DLNA connectivity and a microSD card slot to expand the 4GB of internal storage memory. The Xperia E will be available in black, white and pink, and is expected to go on sale during the first three months of 2013, although no price details or list of countries which can expect the Xperia E have been provided.