Sony Russia has officially confirmed that the Xperia V would be available starting early December. This comes not long after we reported that the handset would hit the shelves in Northern Europe next month. Well, now we know for sure that it will.
Sony will sell the Xperia V in Russia for a recommended retail price of 24,990 RUB (around €622, or $805). That is a lot of money, of course, but don’t worry, the price should go down after launch.
As mentioned earlier this month, the Xperia V will only arrive in January in some markets (including France), but it’s going to run Android Jelly Bean from day one then. At the moment, the handset runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, so if you’re buying it before the end of the year you’ll have to make do with this older version of the OS until updates arrive.
The Xperia V was first announced by Sony in August, the same day when the company unveiled the Xperia T and Xperia J. The V is dust-proof and waterproof, and features: a 4.3 inch scratch-resistant display with 1280 x 720 pixels, LTE connectivity, NFC, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, VGA front-facing camera, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.
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