Mid-range Sony Xperia E1 II leaked by Spanish retailer
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Back in March 2014 Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sony released the Xperia E1, an affordable Android handset priced at about 140 Euros. Today, almost one year later, it looks like an updated version of the smartphone was leaked on the website of a Spanish retailer. According to the retailer's website, the new smartphone will not be called the Sony Xperia E2, but the Xperia E1 II instead. Since this isn't official information, we cannot guarantee that this will be the final name of the smartphone, especially since the branding seems to be a bit on the odd side.
Although the retailer's listing for the Xperia E1 II actually shows a picture of the original Sony Xperia E1, the specifications seem to be significantly improved. The screen size was maintained at 4 inches but the resolution was slightly improved to 960 by 540 pixels (up from 800 by 400 pixels on the original). Under the hood, the old 1.2 Ghz dual-core chip was replaced by a quad-core processor running at 1.3 - 1.4 GHz, while the amount of RAM is unchanged at 1GB. Other specs include a 5MP primary camera and 8GB of integrated storage space. The Spanish retailer prices the Xperia E1 II at just under 120 Euro.
At the moment we don't know when Sony will officially unveil the Xperia E1 II, although we wouldn't be surprised if Sony introduces the smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2015, a major tech event that's scheduled to start in less than a month.