At the IFA 2014 trade fair held in Berlin just a couple of weeks back, along with the company's most awaited Xperia Z3 smartphone, Sony also unveiled a mid-range handset called the Xperia E3 and E3 Dual.
The Japanese premium smartphone maker has now launched the handset in India and will be available in the sub-continent starting today itself.
The Sony Xperia E3 Dual comes white, black and lime colors. It is priced at Rs. 12,990. On the other hand, the Xperia E3 comes in black and white color variants and is priced at Rs. 11,990.
Sony Xperia E3 and E3 Dual: Key Specifications
The latest Xperia E3 and E3 Dual sport a similar specs and the only difference lies in the dual SIM slot in the E3 Dual. Others remain the same. Thus, they both boasts a 4.5-inch capacitive touch screen display offering a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. These come powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor with Adreno 305 GPU. The latest handsets are also backed by 1GB RAM and run on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
Both the Xperia E3 house 4GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. These devices have a limited imaging capability compared with the other devices from the company. They come packed with a 5MP rear camera with LED flash capable of recording video at 1080p and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing snapper.
Connectivity option in the two devices include: 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS / aGPS and Dual SIM support in the E3 dual.
The Xperia E3 and E3 Dual also have a similar dimension and they measure 8.5 mm thick and weigh 144 grams. Fuelled by 2330 mAh battery, the new devices also come with Sony's proprietary Battery STAMINA Mode.
Since Google has also announced its first lot of Android One handsets in India just yesterday, the new Xperia E3 smartphones might have to face quite a competition in the market.