As the Moto G proved, an affordable phone does not have to sacrifice quality to reach a lower price point. Sony is only reinforcing that idea with their new affordable handset, the Xperia E1. It has the same look and feel as the Z1 Compact. To reach an affordable price point, it looks like Sony is going with a 4-inch display with a 480×800 pixal (WVGA) resolution. This suggests a 233 ppi pixel density. It’s not the worst of displays but you’re not going to be blown away by it.
Other specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. No word on if KitKat will be onboard or if the handset will have expandable storage. It will have a 1700mAh battery as well. The device will come in black, white or purple. According to Sony, it will have a 100db loudspeaker and one variant of the phone will have a dual-sim slot.
No word on pricing or availability as of yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. We have the presser for you after the break.
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