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

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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Xperia V
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1750 mAh(7h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

11. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Sprint release which phone? you know? when?. :)!! I hope you right!!!

2. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 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.

3. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

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

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Amazing suprise :) + arc design = win

6. MeoCao unregistered

I can see Sony's revival.

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Wish it's not Crapdragon S3...

8. redmd

Posts: 1947; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

9. MeoCao unregistered

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

12. moskey

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

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

13. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

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

15. jackson

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 02, 2012


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