Sony announces the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra smartphones

Posted Jan 14, 2014

Sony Corporation has announced an expansion to the Xperia smartphone series. Sony is launching the Xperia E1 mid-range smartphone and the Xperia T2 Ultra phablet. Sony launched both devices in single SIM and dual-SIM variants. Sony has not revealed any of the availability or pricing details. The Xperia T2 Ultra device was designed for China, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

The Sony Xperia E1 has a 4-inch WVGA display, 480×800 pixel resolution (233ppi), 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8210 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 1700mAh battery, and 3G connectivity. The Xperia E1 will be available in black, white, and purple.┬áThe Xperia E1 can produce up to 100Db music through speakers. Sony is offering a promotional 30 day free pass for their music streaming service with the purchase of the device.

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra has two variants. Both have the same specs except the Xperia T2 Ultra dual comes with dual-SIM support. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 6-inch HD TRILUMINOS display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, and 720×1080 pixel resolution. The Xperia T2 has a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage, 32GB of expansion through microSD, a 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS, 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera with Exmor R sensor, and 3000mAh battery STAMINA Mode.

“Xperia T2 Ultra will lead the category through its combination of advanced display and camera technologies, it will bring large-screen entertainment in an amazingly portable form factor and it will do it all whilst providing incredible value for money,” stated Sony Mobile’s Director of Xperia Marketing Calum MacDougall. “Xperia E1 combines the best of Sony’s audio technologies with a premium design and great hardware to create a smartphone for people who want to express themselves out loud. It’s a new, music focused player in our Xperia line-up that is underpinned by the best of Sony’s design, display and content offers.”