Sony today announced its new Xperia smartphone, this one with the letter E. The phone will be released in early 2013, however, the exact date and price have not been specified yet. The new Sony Xperia E will come in two versions, one more standard with a single SIM card slot and one with dual-SIM functionality.
With dual-SIM Xperia E you will be able to use two SIM cards and switch between carriers and this way optimize your cost by choosing the most effective plan with just one touch. The Xperia E standard version will be available in three colors: black, white and pink and the dual-SIM model will come in black and gold.
The Xperia E will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which comes as a huge surprise, since it will be a Sony’s first handset to run the latest and the most advanced Android software. Even James Bond was using Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich on its Xperia TL handset. The version of the operating system comes as such a shocker, mainly because the Xperia E offers mid- to entry-level specs.
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The Sony Xperia E comes with only 3.5-inch HVGA display with a rather mediocre resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. The single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon MSM7227A also does not sound too impressive. It is accompanied by 512 MB of RAM and the internal memory is of 4 GB, with optional expansion up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The device sports a rather disappointing 3.2 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and VGA video recording.
One major plus is that the handset is quite well equipped in the sound department. The Xperia E uses HD Voice technology for high quality audio making calls clear and has noise cancellation technology to filter out background noises. It also comes with Walkman app with xLOUD technology for “optimal sound quality”. Other features of the phone worth to mention include DLNA wireless connectivity, 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi connectivity, and GPS navigation.
The battery inside the smartphone is a 1500 mAh unit, which offers up to 6.3 hours talk time and up to 530 hours standby time. The phone features extended standby mode which automatically turns off Wi-Fi and data traffic along with most applications to save battery power when the device is left in sleep mode for a few minutes.
As you can see, the Sony Xperia E does not overwhelm with its greatness, some even doubt it will be able to handle the power of Jelly Bean. In the end, it may turn out to be better than expected, but for now we can only wait and hope.
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