Following the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, Sony has started selling a new mid-range smartphone called Xperia E1 in the Indian market starting today. Priced at INR Rs.8,980, the Xperia E1 is now available for purchase from e-retailer Infibeam as well as Sony’s authorized retailers and electronics stores in the country. The phone was officially announced in mid-January, and early this month in India along with its dual-SIM variant Xperia E1 Dual which went on sale for INR Rs.9,400 this month.

Sony Xperia E1

Sony Xperia E1

The Sony Xperia E1 features 4-inch TFT capacitive touch screen display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, and comes powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor with Adreno 302 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Among the other features, it has 3MP rear camera, FM radio, 32GB microSD support, 1700 mAh battery and the support of usual connectivity options such as 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS.

The phone also includes Walkman key, shake to shuffle and hardware controls for easy music control. It offers 100dB loud audio output through rear speakers.

Available in Black. White and Purple colours, the phone is confirmed to receive latest Android 4.4 kitKat treatment in coming months, but the exact roll-out schedule is not mentioned at the moment.