Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sony announces Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1

While alot hype and anticipation on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact last week, the company is not missing any opportunity to release two more mid and budget range phones. The first is the Xperia T2 Ultra, a mid-range 6.0-inch phablet designed specifically for Asian and African markets where big screen smartphones are all the rage, and will compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Mega. The Xperia E1 is a budget Android phone with focus on the audio playback aspect. The Xperia T2 Ultra and E1 will be available in two variants, the single SIM T2 Ultra and E1 and the dual-SIM T2 Ultra dual and E1 dual, in black, white and purple.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra/T2 Ultra dual Key Specification :

  • 6" with 1280x720 resolution display with TRILUMINOS, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 1.4GHz Quad Core Qualcomm MSM8928 chipset
  • Adreno 305
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory with microSD slot
  • LTE
  • 13MP back facing camera Exmor RS sensor (Sony’s smart social camera apps will be included)
  • 1.1MP front facing camera
  • 3000mAh
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 165.2 x 83.8 x 7.65mm
  • 172g

Sony has confirmed that the Xperia T2 Ultra will get a number of camera apps at launch including Portrait Retouch (virtual mirror), Collage (drop images into creative photo collages), Background defocus (bokeh), Timeshift burst and Sweep Panorama.

Sony Xperia E1/E1 dual Key Specification :

  • 4" with 480x800 resolution display
  • 1.2GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) chipset
  • Adreno 302
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory with microSD slot
  • 3MP back facing camera
  • 1700mAh
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 118 x 62.4 x 12 mm
  • 120g

Sony claims the loudspeaker on the back of Xperia E1 is capable of hitting 100dB, which should drown out practically every other sound around you. It also has a dedicated Walkman button, shake to shuffle and hardware buttons for controlling audio playback.

The phones is set to launch during Q1 2014 in most global markets including the UK and Europe.