Sony Xperia E1 Dual Music-Centric Budget Smartphone Released; Price, Availability Details

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By Rohit KVN | March 12, 2014 9:53 PM EST

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

Infibeam

Available

₹9,899

Snapdeal

Available

₹9,858

Saholic

Available

₹9,990

Flipkart

Pre-order

₹9,800

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)

RAM

512MB

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 minutes

Standby 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,

Network

3G

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

Weight

120 g

(Edited by Vishnuprasad S Pillai)

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