Sony has announced a brand new smartphone, the Xperia E, which is its first to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Although it will be released running Android Jelly Bean, the Xperia E is just an entry-level smartphone.
The Xperia E is presented as a “no-nonsense” handset. It features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, HD voice and noise cancellation, xLOUD and 3D surround sound, 3.2MP rear camera with VGA video recording, single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. The device weighs 116 grams, measures 114 x 61.8 x 11 mm, and comes with a 1,500 mAh battery that can provide a talk time of up to 6.3 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 530 hours.
A dual SIM edition of the new smartphone, called Xperia E dual, will be also available. The Xperia E will be released in three color editions: black, white and pink. The Xperia E Dual will come in black and gold. Both should go on sale in early 2013, for prices that haven not been disclosed.
Xperia E comes equipped with superior sound quality with the in-built “WALKMAN” application that includes xLOUD audio technology, 3D surround sound and a manual equalizer. With access to millions of music tracks1 from the cloud based streaming service, Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network, consumers can also easily view and share their content on TV, tablet and PC with DLNA wireless connectivity.