Sony Unveils 6-Inch Xperia T2 Ultra and 4-Inch E1
Taking a page out of Samsung's book, Sony Mobile today announced two new Xperia devices - the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1.
The Xperia T2 Ultra is designed specifically for consumers in emerging markets such as China, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific rim who are looking for mobile entertainment on a large screen.
One of its key features is the 6-inch Triluminos display (720p) which extends to within 2.5mm of the phone's edges. This means that the Xperia T2 Ultra boasts a thinner bezel than the LG G2, which has a 2.65mm bezel. Sony claims that the device has a screen to phone size ratio of 73.6%, hence making the Xperia T2 Ultra no wider than a standard credit card despite its massive display.
The Xperia T2 Ultra runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB RAM. It has 8GB internal storage space and a micro-SD memory card slot that supports up to 32GB.
On the imaging front, the Xperia T2 Ultra sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording and Sony Exmor RS for mobile. Keeping the phone powered on is a 3,000mAh battery with Battery Stamina mode.
Sony states that the Xperia T2 will be launched in major markets from Q1 2014. Pricing is unavailable at time of publication.
Dubbed the "best smartphone of its class", the Xperia E1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
It has a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, which is considered disappointing for a "mid-tier smartphone with seriously premium credentials". Positioned as "a new, music focused player" in the Xperia line-up, the Xperia E1 sports a Walkman key that allows you to launch the Walkman app via a long press even if the phone is in sleep mode. The Xperia E1 also comes with a loudspeaker which is capable of playing your music up to 100 decibels.
Sony is unable to confirm the price and availability of the Xperia E1 at time of publication. Here's a quick overview of the specs of the two Xperia phones: