We’ve had no shortage of Sony Xperia smartphones this year, and supposedly the Japanese manufacturer was third only to Apple and Samsung in Q3. Not too shabby.
Sony unveiled the latest addition to its Xperia range in London this morning, and it's a decidedly wallet-friendly kinda chap. Meet the Sony Xperia E.
Let’s get down to the tacks of brass. Sony Xperia E specs include a 3.5in display (320 x 480, 165PPI), single-core Snapdragon S1 processor at 1GHz, and 512MB of RAM.
Other Sony Xperia E specs include a 3.2MP rear camera, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and a modest 4GB of built-in storage (augmentable via microSD).
The Sony Xperia E also boasts a data usage application, while “extended standby mode” disables data and Wi-Fi when the phone has been asleep “for a few minutes”.
There’s also a dual-SIM variant called the Sony Xperia Edual, allowing customers to “easily switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay on the most cost effective plan”.
There’s no specific mention of Sony Xperia E price in the press release, though Sony assures us it’s “affordable” and “competitively priced”. In any case, the Sony Xperia E will be released in Q1 2013.