The Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia ZL have been in the limelight since their launch in January 2013. However, not many people know about the affordable Xperia E and the Xperia E Dual launched in December 2012, which are now available on the Indian market.
Not everyone can afford to a buy a top-end smartphone and it seems that keeping this in mind, Sony has also launched the pocket-friendly smartphones for emerging markets such as India.
Online Indian retailers such as Flipkart, Infibeam and more are selling the Xperia E for Rs. 9990 ($183 approximately) and the dual-SIM version of the handset, Xperia E Dual, for an additional Rs. 1000 (around $49).
Both the Xperia E and the Xperia E Dual pack in the same specifications, but the latter has dual-SIM capability.
Both the devices sport a 3.4-inch HGVA display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution and 165 pixels per inch (ppi). A single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 1 GHz powers both the handsets. Both the handsets have 4GB of on-board storage with the option to expand to a further 32GB using a microSD card. The devices also have 512MB of RAM.
The Xperia E runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and Xperia E Dual runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. The smartphones are also equipped with a 3.2-megapixel primary camera.
The devices measure 4.47 x 2.43 x 0.43 inches and weighs 4.3 ounces. The Xperia E is available in white, pink and white colors, while the Xperia E Dual is available in black and gold color options.
Both the devices may attract smartphone users looking for a Sony smartphone with decent specifications at a reasonable price.
It seems that Sony is trying its best to keep smartphone customers in all segments happy with the launch of affordable top-shelf handsets.