After numerous reports on the delay of the Xperia V for early 2013, we thought the smartphone wouldn't hit shelves this year. However, Sony announced yesterday that the Xperia V would arrive in Hong Kong in mid-December.
There's more good news as the smartphone has just been spotted at Swedish retailer The Phone House by the folks over at XperiaBlog.
Android enthusiasts and fans in Sweden can now purchase the black version of Sony Xperia V for no less than 5,290 SEK outright, which is about $800 / €610. It can also be obtained for free with a new agreement from Telia. Check it out here.
Sony Xperia V ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but the Japanese company promised a Jelly Bean update would be available, probably in February 2013.
The phone is equipped with a powerful enough 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
On the inside, the Xperia V packs 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Sony's Android smartphone boasts an impressive 13-megapixel rear photo snapper that features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. There's also a secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
The Xperia V sports a hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 display that supports HD (720 x1280 pixels) resolution, and features scratch-resistant glass coating.
It is also worth mentioning the device features a water- and dust-proof body and has IP57 certification.
In the same piece of news, XperiaBlog reports that the smartphone will also go on sale in Russia starting mid-December. The Xperia V will be available for purchase for 24,990 rubles off-contract, which is about $810 / €620.