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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  • Mickey

    I will never understand the purpose of phablets, they seem to be the best of both worlds, but in fact they are the worst of both worlds.
    I rather have a 4.7in phone and a tablet.

    • ashok pai

      But, that’s your use case scenario. I have seen a lot of ladies preferring a smallish tablet / large phablet. it fits into their vanity bag or a clutch rather easily, and they get to read on the move. So, i agree, that 4.7 inch is an ideal size for phone (I have an xperia T, which hits the sweet spot for me too) – but for my use :) others might like it, you never know! clearly sony has seen value in investing several million dollars for that product.

      • Bart

        @Ashok: I completely agree with you. But it is not only women. I use my Note3 for studies. Having to carry around a phone and a tablet is just too awkward in my “use case.” So while it would be great to have a tablet, I’ve gotten very adept at using my phablet & I am very glad I can just pocket the device and go.

    • bert johnson

      That’s okay. You are an idiot.

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    This will be great for emerging markets…

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