Earlier this year, back in January, Japanese smartphone maker Sony launched two of its latest devices called the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1 with dual SIM support. Now the latter one has been officially launched in India at a price of Rs. 9,490 (single-SIM) and Rs. 10,490 for the Dual-SIM variant. The Xperia E1 will be available from March 25th, with the smartphones set to be available in Black, White and Purple colors, and will be available at all Sony outlets and major electronic stores across India.
Talking about the specs, the device comes with a 4-inch TFT capacitive touch screen display offering a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor and Adreno 302 GPU coupled with 512MB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.
The smartphone sports a 3MP rear camera but fails to feature a front facing shooter which was not anticipated at all. However, the Xperia E1 houses 4GB of internal storage capacity which can be enhanced up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The 3G smartphone measures 118 x 62.4 x 12 mm and weighs 120 grams. The connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GLONASS, aGPS and Bluetooth 4.0. And the E1 Dual comes with Dual SIM. The device is powered by a 1700 mAh battery. Sony's brand new launch, the Xperia E1 is its latest entrant into the mid range segment.
Aimed at competing in the entry level budget segment, the Xperia E1 is the successor to the fairly popular Xperia E that was launched last year. The handset comes with a 100dB loud audio output through rear speakers with features like Walkman key, shake to shuffle and hardware controls for easy music control.
The only problem the smartphone will face is in the camera section as it lacks a front facing snapper. Thus this could be a massive drawback in the device.