Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V breaks cover, 2011 Xperia lineup getting Gingerbread 2.3.4 in October

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V breaks cover, 2011 Xperia lineup getting Gingerbread 2.3.4 in October
The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V was officially announced by SE today, but it’s a new phone with a catch as it actually closely resembles the Xperia neo, save for the fact that it runs with an updated version of Android Gingerbread, 2.3.4. Designwise the device is virtually the same, but when it comes to the specs it looks more like a downgrade as the camera now only has 5 megapixels with support for 720p videos on the neo V, while the original Sony Ericsson Xperia neo featured an 8-megapixel snapper.

The novelties arriving with Gingerbread 2.3.4 will hit all 2011 Xperia models in October. They include Google Talk with video chats, Facebook inside Xperia, 3D sweep panorama, swipe input and support for screenshots, all of which we’ll see on the Xperia neo V as well. The update also brings extended connectivity with USB peripherals as well as the Sony Ericsson LiveDock station.

In terms of pure dimensions, the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V packs some bulk with its .51” (13 mm) profile and 4.44 ounces (126 g) of weight. Under the hood, the familiar 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 chip processor powers the device, while the screen is the same 3.7-inch 480x852 pixel Sony Reality Display display enhanced with Mobile Bravia for punchier colors.

The Xperia neo V will hit shelves in the last quarter of the year in three different colors - white, blue or silver. The price was not yet announced, but in a much more competitive environment this fall, the neo V, which arrives with downgraded specs will surely have to rely on a lower price tag to get noticed, don’t you think?

source: Sony Ericsson

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Xperia neo V
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Sweet, Cant wait. . .

2. Cocu unregistered

Any dual core processor evice by sony erricson?? not impress me so much.. standart 1ghz processor

3. simsim unregistered

seems awesome and i can see it kept the same stunning design as the original neo..loving it already with all these upgrades.

4. cyborg009 unregistered

Give us a dual core phone SE guys !!!!!!!!!!!! Are you waiting for others to release their quadcore phones so u can start producing dual cores !!!!

5. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

another single core.. seriously wtf SE.. what the hell are you trying to prove >.> that this super phones can run with one core and 512 of ram without any problem? look.. i dont care.. I just want more cores.. thats the new thing here

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

SE is picky, they wont release anything that might affect the quality of the X's its how they roll

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