Sony on Thursday unveiled its first 'SIM-free' smartphone dubbed the Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) in Japan. The firm will launch the device with NTT DoCoMo on April 20. It will be up on pre-orders starting March 27 with a price of JPY 59,184 (approximately Rs. 30,000).
The Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) is company's first LTE communication "PLAY SIM" device with MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) support, that provides voice calls plans on NTT DoCoMo tailored to consumer needs, says Sony.
Coming to the specifications of the Xperia J1 Compact (D5788), the smartphone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS and features a 4.3-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It packs a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.
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The 16GB of inbuilt storage on Xperia J1 Compact can be expanded via microSD card (unknown capacity). The device boasts of 20.7-megapixel rear camera with flash just like Xperia Z3, and a 2.2-megapixel front facing camera.
Connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. With a 2300mAh non-removable battery, the Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) weighs 138 grams and measures 128x65x9.7mm. This device also comes with IPX5/ IPX8 water and dust protection ratings.
Earlier this week, Sony launched the Xperia E4 Dual in India, priced at Rs. 12,490. Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Sony Xperia E4 Dual features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a qHD (540x960 pixel) display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It bears 8GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card.
Other specifications of the Xperia E4 Dual include a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2300mAh battery that Sony claims provides two days of battery life.