The Xperia V is already available in Japan and now the smartphone is about to make its debut in China. Spotted three weeks ago at China Telecom in UAProf, the Xperia V is now live on the carrier’s Weibo page.
We were expecting Sony to bring the Xperia V in Europe as well, but Sony Mobile France stated several days ago the smartphone’s launch was pushed back a couple of weeks and is now set to arrive in January 2013.
The reason behind this delay is the fact that Sony wants to ship the Xperia V with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, whereas the smartphone is now powered by Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Still, it looks like at least one European country will launch the Xperia V this year as Swedish carriers Telia and Tre (Three) recently confirmed the device will be available for purchase beginning December 5.
Until the smartphone arrives in Europe, Sony Mobile is now readying the Chinese launch of the Android device.
According to XperiaBlog, the handset will be launched on China Telecom on November 16, though there are no details on the phone’s pricing options yet.
No word on the phone’s software configuration yet, but it’s likely to be delivered with Android 4.0 ICS onboard. The rest of the handset’s specs sheet might or might not be similar with that of the international version of Xperia V.
However, we expect it to come equipped with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
In addition, Xperia V has been confirmed to carry an impressive 13-megapixel rear photo snapper, which features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.
The device also sports a 4.3-inch Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 display that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and features scratch-resistant glass. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.