Sony has announced the Xperia E1 for India today. The device brings two of the strongest pillars of Sony i.e. audio technology and intricate designing capabilities in one device that Sony is claiming to deliver the “Best Music Experience”.
The device will come in two variants, the Xperia E1 and the Xperia E1 Dual. The single sim variant will come with price tag of Rs. 9, 490 and the dual sim version will cost you Rs. 10,490.
Specs and Features
The device would be competing with the likes of Moto G for the title of the best budget Android smartphone given the price slabs. The Xperia E1 boasts a 100dB speaker as well as a standalone Walkman key for a high quality music experience. The device comes with a ClearAudio+ mode, for balancing frequencies and enhancing the listening experience. Sony has pretty much branded the E1 as the phone for the music enthusiasts with features such as shake to shuffle and long press the Walkman key to launch the music player. The big bummer though is that the main speakers of the phone are on the rearside, meaning there is going to be a lot of sound muffling if you place the device on it’s back. The design language though of the Xperia E1 is very much in line with the likes of Xperia Z1 with rounded corners.
On the specs front, the device has a 4 inch WVGA display giving it a ppi of 233, which certainly is a bit of a letdown given that most of the devices today are embracing the trend of at least a 720 P res display. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm’s MSM8210 Dual Core SoC with 512 MB RAM on board and 4 GB internal storage which is certainly miser for a device touted as music standalone phone. There is a 3 MP rear camera and a 1700 mAh battery (with Stamina Mode) on the device.
The Sony Xperia E1 would ship in three different colour variants. There is a purple, black and then a white version. The Xperia E1 single sim will be available starting 10th March 2014 and the dual sim version will go on sale starting 25th March.