Sony Xperia E1 could be launched in the first half of March

Sony’s newest affordable Android smartphone, the Xperia E1, might be available in Europe as soon as March 10. That’s the date when Amazon UK expects to have the handset in stock. Until then, the retailer is taking pre-orders for the E1, asking $248 (£149.99 in British currency) for it. The handset is cheaper at Clove UK (£134.99), but there’s no estimated delivery date in this case.

Amazon Germany is also listing the Xperia E1, saying that its singe SIM version costs $190 (€139), while the dual SIM model is a bit more expensive: $204 (€149).

Measuring 118 x 62.4 x 12 mm, the Xperia E1 is pretty chunky - some of today’s smartphones are two times thinner. Of course, the E1 wasn’t made to be thin, but to be affordable while having a pleasant design and decent features. The handset runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and offers: a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display, HSDPA, a 100 dB loudspeaker, 3.2MP rear camera, dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1,750 mAh battery.

At the moment we don’t know if Sony is planning to release the Xperia E1 in North America. But we’ll let you know if we find out.


sources: Amazon UK, Clove, Amazon Germany via XperiaBlog

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Xperia E1
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.68h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

um, sony what the hell were you thinking, in what aspect would someone choose this over the moto g?

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's why it's not launching in USA. Motorola isn't that big in Europe for example.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

before people start bashing up Sony realise this that prices in Germany are abnormally higher.. this phone has a 190$ price in Germany it is good.. meaning it will be sold for 130$ in other countries

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Go home SONY, you are obviously drunk. Moto G > E1

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Design is very nice, but the price isn't... the Moto G costs EUR169 and the Xperia M costs, now, EUR160 and those prices will be even lower in march, especially the xperia M's one. The right price would be 120, maybe even lower.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

What no LED flash? Sony is sure is drunk...lol

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That music hub bears an uncanny resemblance to the WP music hub.

8. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

What a piece of shi*** Wasting material for this...

9. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Very costly price should be around 130 dollars

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

more like $99.69.

11. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I Wish sony could make another one probably name Xperia E2.But don't change the size .I like to suggest adding a decent front facing camera, Upgrade n rear camera to 5 or 8 megapixel and add LED flash also upgrade the RAM to atleast 1G. I think it will make the phone better.A decent mid tier that will cater to music lover and people that don't like 5 inch phone. I thought M2 would be like this but they change the size. I see this market share for an affordable and compact phones, phones that will cater to people that cant afford the xperia Z1 compact.

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