Sony Xperia V should be launched in Europe this year after all

Earlier this month, we told you that the Sony Xperia V might not become available in Europe before the end of the year. However, it looks like the handset will be released in December after all – at least in some countries.

In Sweden, two mobile carriers (Telia and Three) are taking pre-orders for the Xperia V, both aiming to ship it in early December.

The smartphone can be also pre-ordered in Finland thanks to retailer Gigantti, which asks €619 ($790) for an unlocked unit.

Meanwhile, the Xperia V is expected to be released in France only in 2013, where it should run Android Jelly Bean from day one (unlike in Sweden and Finland, where it looks like it’s coming with Android ICS).

First announced back in August, at the same time with the Xperia T and Xperia J – which are already available across Europe – the Sony Xperia V is one of the few Android smartphones to feature both LTE and a dust and water resistant case. Other than that, the handset offers a 4.3 inch scratch-resistant display with HD resolution (1280 x 720), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card slot, and a 1,750 mAh battery.

Via XperiaBlog

Author: Florin

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