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Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual launched for Rs 9,490 and Rs 10,490 in India
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Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual launched for Rs 9,490 and Rs 10,490 in India

Sony has two added two more models to its kitty to boost it’s base segment portfolio in India with the launch of Sony Xperia E1 and it’s dual-SIM variant Xperia E1 Dual. The two new smartphones are priced at Rs 9,490 and Rs 10,490 respectively.

In terms of specifications we are looking at a 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800 pixels resolution, 233 PPI). Xperia E1 is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 clocked at 1.2GHz. It has a 512MB of RAM, Adreno 302 GPU and 4GB of internal storage which can be cranked up to 32GB via a microSD card. There is a 3.15 rear camera but no front camera here. A 1,700mAh battery finds place which the company claims would offer up to 9 hours of talk time and up to 551 hours of standby time. The phones run on Android 4.3 Jelly bean OS out-of-the-box.  Connectivity options in the phone include 3G (HSPA+), support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.

Both the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual shares the same specs with the only difference being the Dual-SIM support offered by E1 Dual as the name suggests.

At this price point, Xperia E1 faces tough competition from Samsung, HTC and home-grown makers like Micromax and Xolo with better specs with almost all of them offering atlease a VGA front camera. On the Windows side, Lumia 520 and 525 gives a tough fight in this price-conscious segment.



0 05 March, 2014 Mobiles March 5, 2014

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