After launching a series of mid-range smartphones such as Xperia E, Xperia L and Xperia SP, the Japanese vendor, Sony, is reported to be planning another launch of a budget friendly smartphone, which will be an entry-level phone of the company. Well, there is no confirmation right now but according to news from the trusted sources, it is found that Sony has ordered MediaTek quad-core processors which might be used in upcoming entry level models.
There is still a heavy fog over the specifications sheet but it is expected that this unknown entry-level smartphone would feature 5-inch display and will be powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor. The model is estimated to be launched in the third quarter of this year. This rumoured Sony smartphone is presumed to be manufactured by the Taiwanese OEM, Arima Communications, which also manufactured Sony Xperia E smartphone.
Previously mentioned, Xperia E, L and SP possess screen sizes ranging from 3 to 4.3-inch and camera ranging from 3 to 8MP. This rumored Sony smartphone may possess a bigger display, 8MP camera and a quad-core processor. Recently, Sony started retailing Xperia E and its dual version Xperia E Dual through online portals in India. Both the low-cost smartphones flaunts a basic 3.5-inch display and works on 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, packs 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage.
This features set perfectly compliments their price point, which lies somewhere between INR 10,000 to INR 11,000. Looking at these previous launches, it seems that Sony is emphasizing more on the entry-level and mid-range mobile segments just like Samsung that recently launched Galaxy Grand at a very affordable price tag.