Still on IFA 2014 fare, and still hot on Sony’s trail – we are hearing rumors that apart from a new flagship line, Sony will be launching a new budget smartphone device in Berlin in the new Xperia E3. In line as an upgrade to its token budget devices (with the “E” suffix), this device may not be the star of the show, but it is important in Sony’s strategy to hit multiple tiers and markets.

Not surprisingly, there have been very few leaks about the upcoming Xperia E3. We’ve heard of a spec list that includes a Snapdragon 400 quad core processor turning at 1.2Ghz per core. This will be supported most likely by 1.5GB of RAM, although people are saying 2GB may be possible. This will all push pixels to a 4.8-inch HD (1280×720) display, which if true, will be larger than the Xperia E (3.5-inch display) and the Xperia E1 (4-inch display).


As you can see, it is not in Sony’s tech nature to skimp on specs. Even though the Xperia E3 may be marketed as a budget device, you will still be getting quality internals. What you won’t be getting – according to rumors – is water resist certification, which will not come with this device.

Sony’s IFA 2014 lineup is scheduled to breach the surface by September 3rd, so not long to go until we find substance for all these rumors. Make sure to watch our timeline for all IFA-related news and goings-on.

VIA: Xperia Blog