Sometimes, it can be a bit arguable what counts as a "low end" phone these days. Even cheap phones are so powerful that calling them anything lower than mid-range can seem insulting. This one, however, makes us pretty comfortable with the moniker. With a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, a 320x480 TFT display, and a 3.2MP rear camera, the Xperia E fills out Sony's budget line just fine.

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Optionally, the Xperia E Dual has the option for dual SIM card slots, which is great for business users, and those who need to work with multiple networks. And, in what must be a treat for anyone looking to buy on this end of the handset market, the regular E ships with Jelly Bean, while the E Dual will receive the upgrade soon. So that's always nice. Still, we don't expect many of you Nexus-chasers will be lining up to get your hands on this one.

Here are the shared specs between the devices:

  • 3.5" 320x480 TFT display
  • 1GHz MSM7227A processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3.2MP camera
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 4GB storage
  • Micro SD card slot, expandable up to 32GB

No word yet on pricing or availability.

Source: Sony