Sony Xperia E dual leaks with dual-SIM functionality and 1GHz CPU
A yet-unannounced smartphone called Sony Xperia E dual with a model name C1605 has been discovered in POSTEL's database (think of it as Indonesia's FCC). Details within the listing itself are scarce, but the device most likely belongs to the entry-level category. Rumor has it that the Xperia E dual sports a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 system-on-a-chip by Qualcomm, namely the MSM7225A. The screen's size isn't known yet, but its resolution is said to be 320 by 480 pixels. Android 4.0.4 supposedly runs on the smartphone out of the box, and that is pretty much all we know about it so far.
Overall, the rumored Sony Xperia E dual isn't likely to impress with anything but its price tag. With its dual-SIM functionality and reasonable pricing, it might turn out to be a success in emerging markets once it is released. Oh, and by the way, the existence of a single-SIM variant is not out of the question.
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source: POSTEL via Blog of Mobile (translated)
1. XperiaUser (unregistered)
2013 entry level handset from Sony ;)
2. someones4 (Posts: 622; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
E for entry level. Where's my xperia nexus, gawdammit Sony.
3. AndroIndonesia (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
i'm from indonesia, and i saw that good news
4. Grishm (Posts: 52; Member since: 18 May 2012)
Sony puts a S1 processor in its entry-level phones and yet charges a premium.
OEMs should ditch the S1 processors, if you ask me. Put S2 in entry-level phones, S3/NovaThor in mid-range and S4 in High-end phones. Same goes to GPUs.. Anything lower than Adreno 205 should be scrapped.
5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 836; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I had an S1 in my first smartphone, the LG Ally. It was an entry level phone 2 years ago, those chips should be extinct. I agree with grishm, unless these chips are overclocked somehow they won't hold up, that and the gpu can't handle anything. S2 and up.
7. boggs2005 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
If only Sony would sell that smart phone (Xperia E) for only 4000.00 Php, then I would prefer the Sony Xperia Miro with 5MP camera and a 16,000,000 color screen than a 3.2MP camera and a 262,000 color screen.