Sony Mobile recently released the Xperia tipo dual, which, as the name suggests, offers dual-SIM capability. However, it appears that the Japanese company plans to launch another dual-SIM smartphone in the following months.The folks over at Blog of Mobile have just uncovered an unannounced Sony C1605, which goes by the name of Xperia E Dual.
The phone appeared recently at Postel, the Indonesian communication regulatory commission, and is likely to be announced in the following weeks.
There are few details on the phone’s specs sheet, but according to Blog of Mobile, the Xperia E Dual is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, which makes sense if we take into consideration the fact that this is a budget-friendly smartphone.
The phone is equipped with a single-core Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, though we don’t have any info on storage and RAM amount for the moment.
Sony Xperia E Dual also sports a capacitive touchscreen display that supports HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels), but so far the size of the screen has yet to be determined.
There’s more to it, as Sony Mobile is expected to launch a single SIM version, which is known as Sony Xperia E C1604. No word on the phone’s availability and price tag yet, but rumor has it both models will be announced by the end of the year.
As for prices, the dual-SIM Xperia E will probably go on sale in several emerging markets, including China and India, so we can safely assume it won’t cost a fortune.
The single SIM version of Xperia E will probably launched in other regions, such as North America and Europe, where dual-SIM capability is not a mandatory feature for budget-friendly smartphones. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.