It looks as if Sony is in the mood to follow Samsung’s footsteps in order to strengthen its army with a series of beastly battleships viz. the Xperia T and TX and foot soldiers like the Tipos and the Xperia J and recently we had the rumored Xperia E and Xperia E Dual previewed for you out of some leaked info. But now, it’s time to get a bit official on that note as the rumored Duo just got announced, Officially.
The Xperia E seems to be the direct successor or better call it as a replacement to the Xperia Tipo which is currently doing pretty well in it’s segment all round the world. But the year 2013 seems to be knocking the door and this year, we can expect a bit of rise in the level of entry level mobile phones with the processors expected to touch the Gigahertz mark. Sony Xperia E has got all the things worthy enough to raise the bars in the segment along with some hereditary longings in terms of the aesthetics which have become a trademark for the Xperia family.
The phone will also be available in a fancier Dual SIM variant while the interiors will be the same for both i.e. comprising the Gigahertz processor on the Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset along with 512Megabytes of RAM which has become quite a trend these days if you consider those mid rangers from HTC and Samsung. The display will be an HVGA unit across a 3.5” diagonal which sure will be a treat to the eye when coupled up with the proven Timescape UI from Sony on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich(with a Jelly Bean update in the works in near future). Apart from all that, there’ll be a 3.2 megapixel shooter on the back (just wished those sensors could be as sensible as 3.2 megapixels used to be a couple of years ago!) and the battery will be a beefy 1530mAh unit which will be more than sufficient to play out good backup times considering those modest specifications on the plot.
All-in-all these phones mean some serious business out there and most probably they may succeed in making out some pain to the competition considering the branding and excellent user interface that easily sets them a class apart from others. The only question could be that even though these phones are targeted at a Q1 2012 launch, whether they’ll really raise the bars for the lower segment or grab themselves a more comfortable position somewhere in the middle of the food chain where the lives of Samsung Galaxy S Duos and HTC Desire V predate!
What’s your cut? Are you taking one of these home or not? In my opinion, both of them could be potential best-sellers if marketed aggressively enough to take down all the obstacles on the way for a company that’s looking in a mood to settle scores after it’s break up. Please leave us your opinions in the comments section. We’ll be happy to hear from you and no wonder we’ll be looking forward to fetch you something related to android development over the Duo post their launch.