Sony Adds Another Budget Smartphone To Its Portfolio

MWC2015 which would be showing us new smartphones isn’t very far now but Sony probably was more excited than us. So excited that it has launched a new budget smartphone, silently. Xperia E4 is Sony’s newest handset and it’s a successor to recently launched Xperia E3. That’s barely six months after E3, kind of same approach to product life cycle as its flagship series. Apparently, both the phones will co-exists since they have entirely different specifications.

Everything aside, Xperia E4 comes with a refreshing design, still called OmniBalance, and features a curvy, textured back. It’s a welcome change indeed since all current phones look too boxy. This one looks more like a pebble. Xperia E4 is the second phone in the portfolio to use MediaTek processor, Xperia C being the first one. It has MTK6582 1.3GHz octa-core SoC and 1GB of RAM. Its display is 5 inch in size with qHD (960×540) resolution, there’s a 5MP shooter on rear and 2MP camera on front. Sony claims 2300 mAh battery in E4 gives full two days of battery life.

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Xperia E4 will run on Android Lollipop out of the box. Sony haven’t mentioned regional availability or pricing but it will hit the shelves post mid-February and there will be a dual SIM version too. It is likely that Xperia E4 will seat below E3 as the later offers better features. What do you think its price should be?

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