Jan 14 AT 9:06 AM Alex Wagner 9 Comments

Sony reveals 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra phablet, music-focused Xperia E1


Just a week after introducing the Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony today took the wraps off of two more Xperia-branded handsets that sit on either side of the new Z1 models in terms of size.

The larger of the two is the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. This phablet features a 6-inch 720p TRILUMINOS display and 1.1.-megapixel camera on its face, as well as a 13-megapixel shooter around back that includes Sony’s Exmor RS for Mobile sensor and is backed up by a number of social camera apps, including Timeshift Burst and Sweep Panorama. Sony has taken advantage of the T2 Ultra’s size by including a beefy 3000mAh battery that rests alongside a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, a microSD card slot and 4G LTE support.


Moving down to the “small” side of the spectrum, we’re greeted by Sony’s new Xperia E1 and its 4-inch 800×480 display. Despite its relatively small size, Sony is highlighting the E1′s entertainment experience as one of its major features: The E1 sports a 100Db rear speaker that is said to be able to overpower a noisy motorcycle, as well as a 30-day pass for the Sony Entertainment Network music streaming service.

As for the remainder of the Xperia E1′s spec sheet, the device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor that’s paired with 512MB RAM and a 1700mAh battery. Internal storage is set at 4GB but can be expanded upon with a microSD card, and the Xperia E1′s wireless connectivity includes support for Cat 14 HSPA+.

Both the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1 are powered by Android 4.3. The two phones are targeted at emerging markets like China, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific rim, and as a result, both units will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM models. There’s no word yet on exactly when they’ll launch or how much they’ll cost when they do, but Sony does say that the T2 Ultra will be offered at a “mid-range price point.” With a big ol’ screen, high-end camera and beefy battery, Sony’s latest phablet could be a nice deal so long as the company can find its pricing sweet spot.

Source: Sony (1), (2)

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