Sony officially unveils entry-level Xperia E5 smartphone
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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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