Consumer electronics giant Sony has released music-centric budget smartphone Xperia E1 Dual to the Indian market.
The new Sony handset made its global debut at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2014, Las Vegas early this year. Xperia E1 flaunts a 4.0-inch WVGA (800x480p) TFT LCD screen and ships with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box.
Under the hood, it houses a 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory, with options of expansion up to 32GB via micro-SD card. The Sony phone packs a 3.0-megapixel camera with 4X zoom, HDR (for pictures only), self timer and touch-capture.
The main USP of Xperia E1 is its music entertainment features. It boasts a loudspeaker which can pump up to100 decibel unit sound, a new enhanced Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, xLoud Experience (Sony's exclusive audio filter technology), Shake-to-shuffle controls, a dedicated "long press to launch" WALKMAN button, TrackID music recognition, 3D surround sound and lot more.
According to the company, the single SIM model of Xperia E1 is expected to be made available on 25 March for ₹9,490 [MRP] at all Sony Centers and major electronic stores across India.
Here is the price details of Xperia E1 Dual at online stores:
|Vendors||*Stock status||*Sony Xperia E1 Dual Price|
|Home Shop 18||Coming soon||₹9,999|
*both stock and price of the device will vary with time at online stores
Key specifications of Sony Xperia E1:
|Model||Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual|
|Display||4-inch WVGA TFT LCD screen with 800x480p resolutions|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-core CPU(Chipset: MSM8210)|
|Storage capacity||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 3.0-megapixel camera with 4X zoom, HDR (for pictures only), self timer, touch capture feature|
|Battery||Talk time: up to 9 hours 12 minutesStandby time: close to 551 hours
Music listening time: up to 81 hours - 30 minutes
|Special attributes||100 decibel loud-speaker, WALKMAN app, xLoud Experience (Sony's exclusive audio filter technology), TrackID music recognition, 3D surround sound,|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio with RDS, micro-USB support, microSD card slot|
|Dimensions||118.0 x 62.4 x 12 mm|
|Colours||Black, White and Purple|
(Edited by Vishnuprasad S Pillai)