Sony Mobile had announced the Xperia V smartphone with an HD display back in August, and it was expected to be made available this year. An update from Sony Mobile France’s account noted that Xperia V will be released in early 2013 with Android 4.x Jelly Bean running on it. This may be restricted to the France region but evidently hints at the delay of the smartphone.
Sony Mobile had announced the Xperia T, J and V at the end of August. Of these three devices, the availability of Xperia V has been pushed to early next year. Xperia V features a 4.3 inch HD Reality display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and mobile Bravia engine 2 technology.
Sony has made the Xperia V water resistant and has given it an Xperia NXT design and style. Under the hood, it packs a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 mobile processor coupled with an Adreno 225 mobile graphics chip. It packs 1 GB of RAM to run Android operating system smoothly, but offers only 8 GB onboard storage.
The Xperia V has dual band WiFi support for faster data connectivity, along with a 4G LTE connectivity option. This smartphone has a 13 megapixel Exmor R image sensor for crisper and quicker image capturing. One can record full 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second using it. There is also a front facing VGA camera for video calls.
Initially this smartphone was expected to arrive with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but now Sony plans to make it available directly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This phone packs a 1750 mAh battery, which might fall just a little short of providing a lasting user experience.