Sony Xperia E1

CES 2014 has come to an end but that hasn't stopped Sony announcing two new smartphones, the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra.

Sony introduced the Xperia Z1 Compact and Z1S at CES and now the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra join the line-up. As with Sony's other smartphones, they run on Android but the firm could be launching a Windows Phone 8 based device.

"Xperia E1 combines the best of Sony's audio technologies with a premium design and great hardware to create a smartphone for people who want to express themselves out loud." said Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile. See also: New smartphones of 2014: best new phones launching in 2014.

With a 4in screen, the pint-sized Xperia E1 is smaller than most modern smartphones but the T2 Ultra is comparatively huge with a whopping 6in display – placing it in the quickly expanding phablet category.

The Xperia T2 Ultra also has a 13Mp camera with Exmor RS sensor, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It will also come in a dual-SIM version called the Xperia T2 Ultra dual.

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Meanwhile, the Xperia E1 has a 1.2GHz dual core processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage. T will also be available in a dual-SIM variant, but its main selling point is the Walkman controls and a 'super-clear 100dB speaker' and 30 days free access to music on the Sony Entertainment Network.

There's no official price but Sony compares the T2 Ultra's camera with others in the same class, defined as cheaper than €400. It compares the Xperia E1 with phones lower than €175. We'll let you know when we hear final release date and prices.

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