Today, we’ve just announced Xperia E, a new addition to the Xperia™ smartphone range. This affordable smartphone comes with HD voice, data usage monitoring, and battery management. It also comes in a dual SIM version called Xperia™ E dual. Both these versions are powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, have a 3.5” HVGA screen, and will be available from Q1 2013. Also, Xperia™ E launches with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), while Xperia™ E dual launches initially on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but will be upgraded to Android 4.1. Read more about the features of Xperia E and Xperia™ E dual after the jump.
Today, we’ve announced the highly affordable Xperia™ E, featuring:
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A Processor.
- UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)/GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900/UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)/GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
- 4 GB (up to 2.2 GB user-accessible memory) internal phone storage.
- 512 MB RAM
- Memory card slot: microSD™, up to 32GB
- xLOUD Entertainment
- 3.2 MP camera resolution.
- 4x digital zoom.
- VGA video recording.
- Proximity sensor.
- HD Voice technology**.
- DLNA Certified®.
- Xperia™ E Launched with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean); Xperia™ E dual launches initially on Android™ 4.0 and will be upgraded to Android™ 4.1.
- Music Unlimited.
- PlayNow™ service**.
- TrackID™ music recognition**.
- Xperia™ with Facebook.
- Xperia™ Timescape™.
- Sony Entertainment Network**.
Manage your data and power consumption and enjoy HD voice with Xperia™ E
Xperia™ E supports HD Voice, a technology that transmits a broader spectrum of the human voice, resulting in more natural sounds and better clarity, even in noisy environments. HD Voice functionality is operator dependent, and only available to consumers on the same national network, and where both the calling and called party each has an HD Voice-compatible mobile phone – please check with your operator to see if HD Voice is available in your area.
With Xperia™ E, cost and power consumption can be easily monitored, thanks to a data usage app that shows how much is being spent. And even better, with the Extended Standby Mode feature, battery life is saved by closing apps in sleep mode, thereby increasing standby up to 4 times.
Xperia™ E dual makes it possible for you to easily switch between SIM cards with the most cost effective data plan, anytime with a simple touch, and each SIM card is customisable with separate ring signals.
Great entertainment experiences with Sony Entertainment Network*, in-built “WALKMAN” application, & Music Unlimited
Xperia™ E users have access to all types of premium content in the Sony Entertainment Network*, including millions of music tracks from Music Unlimited. You also get superior sound quality with the in-built “WALKMAN” Sony media application including xLOUD™ audio technology, 3D surround sound and manual equaliser. And you’ll be able to easily share and view all your premium content on TV, tablet and PC through Xperia™ E’s DLNA connectivity.
Develop Xperia™ games, apps and custom app extensions
A wide range of Sony SDKs and developer tools are available for Xperia™ E. With the Sony add-on SDK, you can create apps for Smart Extras™ accessories (SmartWatch and Smart Wireless Headset pro). You can also create extensions that enhance the capabilities of Timescape™ and Music player, signature apps in every Xperia™ smartphone, by using our Sony add-on SDK. And if you’re a game developer, you can easily create games for Xperia™ E with the Unity game engine. See our previous blog posts on using Unity for game development.
Availability and colours
Xperia™ E and Xperia™ E dual will be available from Q1 2013. For Xperia™ E, the available colours are black, pink and white. For Xperia™ E dual, the available colours are gold and black.
* Dual SIM functionality is only available in Xperia™ E dual.
** This service is not available in all markets.