Sony have today unveiled the Xperia E which is an affordable Android Jelly Bean smartphone thatwill be available to buy in the 1st quarter of 2013.
The Xperia E is a compact smartphone which has been engineered for simplicity. As you'd expect for an affordable smartphone it makes some compromises when it comes to specification. However,that doesnt stop it being a feature-packed mobile !
The Xperia E has a 3.5 inch touch-screen display running at a resolution of 480*320 pixels. Even though this isn't a cutting-edge display it does make the device significantly smaller than the average modern smartphone.
When it comes to power the Xperia E has a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM, which is enough to enable it run Android Jelly Bean.
The on-board memory is just 4GB , but it can expanded by another 32GB with a microSD card, while supported connectivty includes 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and DLNA. Sony have also included a 3.2 mega-pixel camera on the Xperia E.
Sony are particularly proud of the battery life of the Xperia E which offers up to 530 hours of standby time or 6.3 hours of talk-time. The battery life is prolonged using "extended standby mode" which automatically turns off data and WiFi a couple of minutes after the display enters sleep mode.
The Xperia E has some excellent features including HD Voice support which ensures that calls are crystal clear. Additionally, you can easily monitor how much data you've used thanks to the "data usage application" to ensure that you never exceed your monthly allowance.
Sony have also included a number of excellent music features on the Xperia E including XLoud speaker technology and the inclusion of the Walkman and Sony Music Unlimited applications. While, a dual-SIM version of the Xperia U will also be available when the smartphone launches.
The Sony Xperia U will be available in a choice of either Black, White or Pink while the dual-SIM version will come in either Black or Gold. At the current time we don't have details on the price or exact launch date but as soon as 3G hears anymore info you'll be the first to know.