To say there’s been a lot of fuss about Sony’s upcoming flagship duo would be a huge understatement and it would certainly not make justice to the media circus we’ve had to handle these past couple of months.
Earlier today we told you that the Xperia Z – formerly known as the Yuga – could be launched in mid-January after being unveiled at CES 2013, if one rumor is to be believed.
Sony clearly thinks that there’s not enough entry-level Xperia smartphones in the market today, which explains why the Japanese manufacturer recently introduced the Xperia E and Xperia E Dual. Packing marginally better specs than their closest predecessors, the pricing details for the two budget phones have been revealed by Sony Mobile Germany.
The Galaxy Grand Duos, aka GT-I8092, is rumored to get an unveiling in January (probably at CES), though it’s unclear whether there could be real demand for a phone of this kind or if we’re heading to another S3 Mini-like flop.
Sony’s Xperia naming frenzy is far from completion and, with enough unused letters of the alphabet to last the company at least one more year, it’s now time to meet the E. Officially meet that is, because the low-ender already got an unofficial introduction back in October.
Can anyone remember the Acer Liquid Z110 Duo that we spotted back in September and that was supposed to come “soon” to Europe and Asia? To be frank, we had very little recollection of the phone too, until we heard today that it started selling in the UK.
Just yesterday we talked about a dual-SIM Galaxy S3 model that was spotted in China, and now we’re going to move to the other dual-SIM Samsung flagship device that was rumored to be available soon in the region, the Galaxy Note 2.
Those in Europe can look forward to getting the HTC Desire SV. The dual-SIM phone has been officially introduced in Russia and is expected to arrive there before the end of the month. This bodes well for the SV’s future release in more European countries.
We mentioned a couple of months ago that Samsung was planning to release a special variant of the Galaxy Note 2 for the Chinese market, one that comes with dual-SIM support. It seems we’re nearing its launch date.
If you had trouble keeping up with HTC’s rather hectic smartphone naming scheme, the company’s latest dual-SIM mid-ranger will only make things harder to understand. The Desire SV is not to be mistaken with the recently released C and X members of the Desire family, though the three have quite a lot in common.