Sony Mobile has formally unveiled two new budget phones, the Xperia E (C1505/C1504) and Xperia E Dual (C1605/C1604). The Xperia E is the single-sim version, whilst the Xperia E dual will have dual-sim compatibility. It’s quite clear that the phone is aimed for the budget market given that the headline feature is HD Voice and noise cancellation, something that already exists on many older Xperia handsets.
In terms of specs, the Xperia E has a 3.5-inch (320 x 480) TFT display powered by a 1GHz single-core MSM7227A Snapdragon S1 chipset and 512MB RAM. It will come with 4GB of internal storage (750MB free for apps and 2GB free for media) and a microSD memory card slot. Camera duties will be taken care of by a 3.2MP sensor with VGA video recording. It will come with a 1500mAh removable battery capable of 6 hours and 12 minutes of GSM talk time. Both handsets weigh 115.7 grams and have dimensions of 113.5 x 61.8 x 11.0 mm.The Xperia E and Xperia E dual are due to launch in Q1 2013, but no pricing details have been outlined at this stage. The Xperia E will launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, whilst the Xperia E dual will launch with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and be updated to JB shortly after. The Xperia E will be available in black, white and pink colours, whilst the Xperia E dual will come in black and gold colours.