Sony Xperia E5 surfaces in Russia?

Sony Xperia E5 surfaces in Russia?
Earlier this month, we passed along a rumor that Sony was planning to concentrate on the flagship Xperia X line for the next two years. In theory, that would mean the end of non-flagship lines including the Xperia C, Xperia M and the Xperia E. But that report might have jumped the gun. A document from Russia reveals that the Sony Xperia E5 might be alive and well.

Last month, two unannounced handsets were spotted on GFXBench, the Sony F3216 and the Sony F3311. Both sported a 4.6-inch screen. The F3216's display carried a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A MediaTek Helio P10 SoC was under the hood with an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU and the Mali-T860 GPU. A 21MP camera was found on back, with a 16MP selfie shooter in front.

The F3311 has a lower 720 x 1280 HD resolution on its 4.6-inch screen, and a MediaTek 6735 chipset was powering the phone. 1.5GB of RAM was inside, and the camera combo from back to front weighed in at 16MP/5MP.

We bring up these models because one of them, the F3311, was spotted on a document used to check compliance in Russia, with certain rules of the Customs Union. According to this memo, the F3311 is actually the Sony Xperia E5. Which means that rumors of the Xperia E's demise is premature. As far as the F3216 is concerned, this sounds very much like an Xperia Compact model.


Thanks for the tip!

source: mobiltelefon.ru (translated)

FEATURED VIDEO

11 Comments

1. launernoon

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Yay, more junk and failure to come. *slow call......*

9. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

*clap

2. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Low specifications :/

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sigh Sony might as well confess they know nothing about the mobile market and move on. They're going nowhere with these mediocre efforts.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

4,6inch at 1080p? yeah its good one.. but at that display size, isnt its just waste of battery? since lately Xperia kinda stingy at battery size even for their X flagships (like on 6inch XA Ultra which only have 2700mAh battery at 8.4mm thickness)

8. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

1.5m ram and 4.6inch screen? i wouldn't recommend it even to my enemy especially if its android

12. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Expect alot of lags and stutters. 3gb Ram would be great.

10. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

This info is very fishy

11. TPenn

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Agreed

13. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Sony is always late. Well 1.5GB ram for entry level handset is okay. But should be well optimized.Look at j5. It had 1.5GB ram as well. What i am really worried about is that, It is too late to release this phone. It should have been released in January 2016. Now it is end of may. The phone will be in market during august or September if released now.

14. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

no more Sony as they never ever release new firmware for the series handset i.e Android 5.0 Lollipop, still stuck at Android 4.4 KitKat.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.