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Sony officially unveils entry-level Xperia E5 smartphone

Sony announces entry-level Xperia E5 smartphone
Sony announces entry-level Xperia E5 smartphone
The Xperia E5 will ship with LTE and Android 6.0 Marshmallow later this year for just under 200 Euros.

After accidentally leaking the Xperia E5 smartphone a week early, Sony has now officially taken the wraps off of the budget smartphone. The E5 will carry the following specifications according to the press release:

  • 5-inch 720p display
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6735 SoC
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 16 GB eMMC (10 GB immediately available) w/ MicroSD support up to 200 GB
  • 2700 mAh battery
  • 13 MP rear + 5 MP front
  • 8.2 mm thickness
  • 147 g

The E5 is coming Q3 2016 in White and Black color options for a suggested retail price of 199 Euros. Its announcement comes at a time when Sony is expected to be slowly phasing out its budget and mainstream Xperia offerings to focus on higher-end models as part of its Xperia X series. This may be one of the manufacturer's last budget smartphone as part of the Xperia E series.

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Florian Wimmer/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06- 3 (Update: 2016-06- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.