Sony launches two new Xperia phones
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Sony has been busy this year. The electronics giant showed off a wide range of new products very recently at CES 2014, but there's already more – two new Xperia smartphones. The E1 and the T2 Ultra may not make you reconsider buying a Z1 Compact, but they will certainly have their appeal for those who can't afford a new flagship handset.
The Xperia E1 is almost in a class of its own. It features a very pocket friendly 4-inch 800 x 480 display, a dual-core 1.2 GHz MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 processor, Android 4.3, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, a 3 MP camera, HSPA+ data speeds, a 1700 mAh battery, and a microSD slot (up to 32 GB cards). So far these are just the rather unimpressive specs of a budget phone but the twist comes with the Clear Audio+ and xLoud sound combined with a loudspeaker that can pump out tunes at an incredible 100 dB. This little phone could quite literally be a party in your pocket.
The Xperia T2 Ultra on the other hand is a mid-range phablet, but one that doesn’t sacrifice the camera as so many larger phones do. It features a 6-inch HD 720 x 1280 display, a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8928 processor, Android 4.3, 1 GB of RAM, up to 8 GB of internal memory, a 13 MP camera with most of the Sony camera features, LTE, a nice big 3000 mAh battery, and a microSD slot (up to 32 GB cards).
Prices and availability for the new smartphones have not yet been announced.