The Sony Xperia E1 Dual is the dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) variant, and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixel) display with a pixel density of 233ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor, alongside 512MB of RAM. The Xperia E1 Dual comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, with expandable storage support up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Xperia E1 Dual sports a 3-megapixel rear camera capable of 720p recording, and has no front-facing camera. The smartphone packs a 1700mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time, and 551 hours of standby time. Notably, it features 3G connectivity support. The smartphone weighs in at 120 grams, and has dimensions 118x62.4x12 mm.
The Sony Xperia E1 Dual smartphone is available in three colours - Black, Purple and White - via online retailer Infibeam in India.
Sony claims the Xperia E1 Dual can through its loudspeakers produce up to 100 decibels of volume. Sony also is offering a promotional 30 day free pass for company's Entertainment Network music streaming service.
The Xperia E1 Dual was first announced in January this year, alongside the Xperia T2 Ultra phablet.
Update: Interestingly, the Xperia E1 (single-SIM variant) is also available online, via an e-commerce retailer, ahead of its announced 25 March 2014 availability.
The Xperia E1 features the same specifications as its dual-SIM variant, with the exception of the second SIM card slot. Flipkart has listed it at Rs. 9,990, which is strangely more expensive than its listing of the Xperia E1 Dual.