And here's a Sony Xperia VL for you, Japan

And here's a Sony Xperia VL for you, Japan
Sony just can't stop announcing new Xperia models these days. Being dangerously close to running out of letters, the company has started using two-letter combinations for its model names as of late. Yet another such new model is the Xperia VL, a mid-end Android device exclusive to the Japanese market.

Expected to launch on KDDI by the end of the year, the Sony Xperia VL will offer goodies such as a 4.3" "Reality Display" with HD resolution and Mobile Bravia Engine 2, 13MP camera, dust and water resistance, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor 1 GB RAM, NFC and LTE.

By the looks of it - a pretty well-spec'd mid-ranger that should come at an affordable price. The preloaded OS will be Android 4 ICS, so Japanese customers are left to hope that a Jelly Bean update will follow soon.

source: Sony

And here's a Sony Xperia VL for you, Japan

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19 Comments

1. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

WHY THE HELL EVERY ONE LAUNCH THEIR PHONES EXCLUSIVE FOR JAPAN FIRST? Announcing too many models at the same period will only confuse the customers.. Xeperia TX, SL... now VL?

3. Mizmo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

This is just the japanese version of the Xperia V which has been announced at IFA this summer for Europe/US. So nothing new japan exclusive/first.

4. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Thanks, I just come to know that....

2. wendygarett unregistered

can someone help me to throw away my iDevices and send me to Japan? just kidding :D Japan are always get the best phone 1st lol

5. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha no, like how you still mentioned your 'idevices' when there was no need to. seriously why

7. wendygarett unregistered

Too much until I can't breath lol...

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

really nice looking phone!! i want a xperia nexus! :)

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Love one 2.

8. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

so 4.3 is considerd a mid range now... hahaha...

17. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I was rather more surprised to see dual core S4 chip to be considered mid-range.. 4.3" is more or less mid range now.. but dual core Krait??? even samsung's and HTC's flagships in the US still use dual core Krait.. just hope that if this is Sony's mid ranger, then they will give us a bomb for its flagship model.. fingers crossed!

9. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

when the specs and features are better than xperia t and tx , you call it a mid range , phonearena... it has better feautures!!!!!!!!! it dosent deserve to be called mid ranged! it benches better than the s3!!!!!!!!!!!

13. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Price wise it is midrange class I believe. The rest is High End.

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

HOPEFULLY THEY PRICE IT MID RANGE! lol that would be amazing to own great phone like this for little dough

10. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Nice curves :)

11. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I hate it when PhoneArena classify these as mid-ranged... Look at those specs, same as the US GSIII. tsss..

14. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Mid End? Then the iPhone 5 and SGS3 are low end. This has an opti-contrast panel with BE2, clear audio+, clear phase, the new stacked RS sensor, HDR, is waterproof/dustproof and has an in cell touch panel. PhoneArena continues it's hate of Sony. No surprise Ray S wrote this article.

15. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

How can this possibly be a midranger, mid-end or whatever?

16. breathlesstao unregistered

Japanese manufacturer fancies releasing a phone in Japan with a model marker that the Japanese can't even pronounce (there's no "v" sound in Japanese, and people over there do have serious difficulties in adapting to foreign sounds)... 8)

19. gauravkrishna121

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

i love sony............

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