The Sony Xperia E is finally coming to the UK, after O2 officially confirmed it will begin ranging the handset from next month.
Unveiled back in December alongside its dual-SIM sibling, the Xperia E Dual, which is already available in Blighty – the Xperia E is now listed on O2’s ‘Coming Soon’ page for a March launch.
Billed as a “compact and competitively priced smartphone that is engineered for simplicity”, the Xperia E is home to a 3.5-inch scratch-resistant display, a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor, a 3.2-megapixel snapper and HD Voice support with active noise cancellation.
On the downside, there’s only 4GB of internal storage, of which just 2GB is actually available to users. Fortunately, this is expandable by up to 32GB via the microSD slot.
Elsewhere on board is a WVGA front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Stereo FM radio and the latest Android Jelly Bean preinstalled, so at least you won’t have to wait around for an update to enjoy all the tasty new features the platform has to offer.
“The Xperia Z is perfect for those seeking affordable access to the quality and functionality more traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones”, said Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.
A firm release date is as-yet under wraps, but we estimate it should be along in two to three weeks. As for pricing, it should be available for free on contracts from just £10 per month.
Stay tuned for more release details of the Xperia E in the weeks to come.