Monday, January 6, 2014
Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 dual passes through FCC
We have already seen the D200X (D2004, D2005) and D210X (D2104, D2105) model numbers appear. The handset is believed to be an entry level Sony Xperia that will launch in early 2014. The D200X is the single SIM model, whilst the D210X is the dual SIM version. Both models have passed through the FCC, revealing that smartphone ODM Arima Communications is in charge of building the handset.
FCC documents appear to reveal that the models have the codename Falcon SS (D200X) and Falcon DS (D210X). There are also references to the model name of E1 and E1 dual, suggesting that Sony may be going down a similar path that it took with the Xperia Z1 in terms of naming scheme.
A third variant of the Xperia E1 has model number D2114, but comes with the “Falcon DTV” codename. The DTV is most likely to stand for Digital TV and could hint that a mobile TV-enabled handset will hit certain regions (the Americas in this case). We hope to hear more about Sony’s new handsets at CES 2014 next week. We hope to hear more about Sony’s new handsets at CES 2014 next week.