Sony Xperia E revealed: Android Jelly Bean on a budget

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Sony-Xperia-E-top.jpgSony have today lifted the covers off the Xperia E, a budget phone that’s set to land at the start of 2013 packing in the latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Sitting in the same bracket as Sony’s Xperia Miro and Tipo budget smartphones, the Xperia E features a 3.5-inch HVGA screen in an ickle 113.5mm x 61.8mm x 11mm chassis. A 1GHz processor powers the show, with a 3.2MP camera on the rear for shooting basic snaps.Sony’s headlining features for the phone include HD voice and noise cancellation for crackle-free calling, and xLOUD technology with 3D surround, a DSP setting that should make your tunes feel…Xtra loud? We’re not sure, but in reality, the real headline feature here is the bang-up-to-date Jelly Bean features, including the great Google Now app that intelligently suggests news, information and places of interest based on your interests and browsing habits.

Sadly missing out on a Christmas release (this’d make a pretty good “My First Smartphone” for young teens), expect to pay around the £120 mark on a Pay As You Go deal when this launches in the new year.

Gerald Lynch
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