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Sony Xperia V is official – water-tight Android with LTE

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Sony Xperia V is official – water-tight Android with LTE
Well, well, what do we have here? Is that a Sony Xperia smartphone that we weren't actually anticipating to see on stage today? Now that's what we call a pleasant surprise! Introducing the Sony Xperia V – an LTE-capable Android handset that is also water-proof. In fact, Sony claims that their Xperia V offers the highest grade of water resistance among all smartphones available today. Neato!

We know that you are eager to learn more about the hardware specs of this newcomer, so let us now deliver the goods. What you'll find under the hood of the Sony Xperia V is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The 4.3-inch Reality Display on its front has a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, and its main camera can take photos at 13 megapixels. Not too shabby for something that is also meant to resist the elements, don't you think? The unit itself is 10.7 millimeters thick, which is a bit on the chubby side, but at least it is rather light as it tips the scales at only 120 grams. The smartphone will come in white, black, and pink. 

On the software side of things, expect Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running out of the box, further enhanced using Sony's usual set of Android customization tweaks. Also, Sony's Music Unlimited service will come pre-installed, with a free 60-day trial for everyone who buys the smartphone.

Pricing and market availability are still unclear, but given that the Sony Xperia V has LTE on board, it wouldn't be surprising if we see it land Stateside. Its launch is scheduled for some time during Q4 of 2012. UPDATE: The LTE bands supported by the Sony Xperia V are compatible with Asian networks only, so a U.S. launch is definitely not likely.

source: Sony

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:56 7

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Black rectangle with rounded corners?

Waterproof phones are starting to come out. You got this one, the one Sprint plans to release, and I think one from Huawei.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:01 17

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Apple would be afraid to sue sony. trust me. ;)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:05 5

11. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Yup. Sony pulling their sensors from Apple iPhones would bring the iPhone level down few notches.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:51 1

10. MartyK (Posts: 932; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Sprint release which phone?...how you know? when?. :)!!

I hope you right!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:57 9

2. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

i'm just amazed at how secret this phone was kept. There were virtually no leaks. It was, as Nick said, a pleasant surprise.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:59

3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Notice how the corners aren't rounded esp. the top part. okay probably no litigation coming this way.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:09 7

5. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

Amazing suprise :) + arc design = win

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:15 3

6. MeoCao (unregistered)

I can see Sony's revival.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:20

7. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Wish it's not Crapdragon S3...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:23

8. redmd (Posts: 1351; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

the whole xperia line up looks so similar differing only in sizes.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:25 4

9. MeoCao (unregistered)

10.7mm? It does not look like that from the pictures.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:45 4

12. moskey (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

so basicly its Xperia T but smaller and water proof...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 00:07

13. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

The most powerful waterproof and dust resistant phone to date! Amazing!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:46

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

If the Xperia T doesn't comes to AT&T I'll buy the V i love water proof phones. but this is the most beautiful phone ever made by SONY

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 21:33

15. jackson (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


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