Samsung looks to introduce its flexible smartphones, Apple intends to introduce its new line of iDevices, and Microsoft will bring three new tablets to market in 2013. While these companies intend to showcase their devices, Sony has plans of its own: to introduce its very first dual-SIM Android smartphone to the tech market in the first three months of next year – the Sony Xperia E.
The Sony Xperia E has some features to commend itself as a contender in the new year:
- HD Voice Quality
- Noise Cancellation
- Data Usage Application
- Extended Standby Mode
- Extended Power-Saving Mode
- In-built WALKMAN application and xLoud audio
- 3D Surround Sound
- Manual Equalizer
- Access to Sony’s Music Unlimited music service
- DLNA wireless connectivity
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Comes in both single-SIM and dual-SIM (Xperia E Dual) versions
There are a few features of the Sony Xperia E that make it a standout smartphone for the consumer public. Noise cancellation blocks noise in the background so that you can hear calls well. The same goes for the recipient of your phone call or the other person on the other side of the call. The data usage application allows you to track your data usage so that you can know at each moment how much data you have used and how much data remains. It is also a good indication of whether or not you should reduce your data plan, maintain your current data, or increase it. Many consumers often purchase data plans that contain too much data (for too high a cost) on a monthly basis and could save money by assessing their data consumption by way of a data usage application.
Another excellent feature for consumers is the WALKMAN application (a Sony feature) with an increased loudness in audio that is better than most smartphones. One problem with smartphones is that they work great on audio until you find yourself in a crowd or room where chatter abounds. In these times, the louder audio technology placed within the Xperia E will help you hear your relative or friend above the crowd. Sony is known for producing its 3D surround sound speakers, but the company will bring this technology to your smartphone.
The top standout feature of Sony’s new technological wonder is the fact that it comes in both single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. Most consumers have heard of single-SIM smartphones; in fact, we expect smartphones to require only one SIM card. Sony’s new Xperia E will come in a dual-SIM version allowing two SIM cards for use either separately or simultaneously. Sony is not the first company to emerge with the dual-SIM smartphone; the first was created by Finnish company Benefon and emerged on the market as the “Benefon Twin” in 2000. The concept is ideal for consumers who want to live on “pay-as-you-go” plans with phone carriers, since you only pay for the voice, text, and data minutes you use each month.
Sony’s Xperia E single and dual smartphones look to be impressive products for the esteemed company and look to be out for sale by March 2013. This will pit Sony’s newest gadget against Samsung’s flexible smartphones and Apple’s fifth-generation iPad, sixth-generation iPod Touch, and seventh-generation iPhone.