The Sony Xperia E1, a basic smartphone with the 4-inch touchscreen and the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, is finally available for pre-order in the UK, with the price set at £134.99. The Clove.co.uk store is taking the pre-orders for the E1, and the price is the same for both Black and white colors. Although the pricing is set and the pre-orders have begun, there is no confirmation about the date and availability of the colors of the Xperia E1.
Along with the announcement of the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra phablet, Sony has announced a budget Android phone, the Sony Xperia E1 with the 4-inch WVGA display, and some mid-range specifications, targeting the budget segment and this is a successor to the Sony Xperia E, the top budget device from Sony launched last year. Similar to the T2 Ultra, Sony has made this E1 in two variants based on the number of SIM cards – E1 and E1 Dual.
The Xperia E1 has a WVGA display at 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution under the 4-inch screen, and under the hood there is a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor along with 512MB of RAM. Although there is 4GB of internal storage in the smartphone, the user can insert a MicroSD card for the storage expansion, and this can be to a maximum of 32GB. There is a 3-megapixel rear camera which doesn’t come with a flash assistance, and can record WVGA quality videos. On the rear side, above the camera there is a secondary mic which would assist in the noise cancellation.
As the promotional video of the smartphone shows, the Sony Xperia E1 has the xLOUD ClearAudio+ with the loudspeaker giving up to 100 dB and clear sound, and the other features include the shake control, a walkman button dedicated making this a device for music lovers, and the shake control would help in shifting through the sound tracks with a simple shake of the device. The phone comes with a 1700 mAh battery for providing a good long usage on the single charge. There is no announcement about the pricing and availability of the Sony Xperia E1 and the E1 Dual, and we would update this as soon as there is a word from the company.
Sony Xperia E1 Specifications
- 4-inch capacitive touchscreen
- WVGA display, 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable to 32GB with MicroSD card
- 3-megapixel rear camera, WVGA video recording
- Battery: 1700 mAh