Sony Xperia V launch delayed in parts of Europe

Sony Xperia V launch delayed in parts of Europe
If the Sony Xperia V happens to be on your holiday shopping list, then you might have to cross it out. The smartphone's launch is being delayed until January of 2013 in some markets, including France and presumably other parts of Europe. The bad news comes from an official source, namely Sony Xperia France's Twitter account.

On the bright side of things, the Sony Xperia V will be launched at a slightly lower price. 529€ is what the smartphone will cost without a contract, which is 20€ less than its preliminary pricing. Moreover, Sony will be shipping the Xperia V with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, instead of ICS.

In case you need a refresher, the Sony Xperia V was announced back in August, alongside its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia T, and its modest sibling, the Sony Xperia J. It is a water-resistant handset with support for LTE networks, powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and flaunting a 4.3-inch screen with HD resolution. Also, that 13-megapixel camera on its back should take some pretty good-looking photos.

Note that the tweet does not specifically mention whether the Xperia V launch delay concerns French consumers only, or the device is being delayed across all of Europe. At this time, retailers in Switzerland and Sweden are still accepting pre-orders for the device with an estimated shipping date within 2 to 6 weeks.

source: Sony Xperia France (Twitter) via Android Central

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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)

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9 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Sony should cancel this phone and introduce something else, and they should announce the phone just a few weeks before selling to the market.

3. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I would, actually, like to have this phone because I think its everything the One S (witch btw I like very much in terms of design and I like Sense UI) was supposed to be like screen, camera, microSD card support and + its water-resistant and nice looking (although One S looks much better to me). I don't know... Maybe you're right about the LATE thing and it will probably be slightly overpriced according to its specs when it gets out but its nonetheless a good phone and very competitive against other high-end devices. As I just said, the price is probably going to change my mind and be the one guilty for not-buying this phone but if that's so, than I need to look up for another device.

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

no way should they cancel this phone dood.......S4+ processor, water resistant, 13 mp camera, 4.3 inch HD screen,playstation certified, Gorgeous Design, and to top it all off, it has a REMOVABLE BATTERY!!

2. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

sony always late. same thing happen with ion.

4. nakul377

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

thats bad news for sony lovers , and is it gonna effect on launching in india ? im waiting and waiting for this phone so despratly but now i think i have to go for another phone :( :(

6. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

Don't let your hopes high, man. I don't think Xperia V will be made available in the Indian market on the same lines of Xperia Acro S. If by any chance it is, it's going to be a miracle.

5. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

Typical trait of Sony! They manufacture some beautiful and feature rich phones, yet always delay the phones' availability. By the time those phones hit the stores, people would have grabbed phones from other brands thus losing out potential customers.

7. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

sony....you are late to the party.

9. TMach unregistered

Sony is probably the only company with poorer marketing strategy than HTC! They make gorgeous, well built and desirable phones but deliver them to the market late or fail to market them adequately. Arguably, the fruit company's biggest strength is its marketing nous! Can someone at Sony possibly explain why you would miss the Christmas period and release a phone when people have spent all their money on Christmas and presents! Doh! By the way, there seems to be a shortage the Xperia T, especially the gorgeous white variant!!

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