Japanese mobile phone carrier KDDI will add to its offering a new handset coming from Sony at the beginning of the next month, namely the Xperia VL.Featuring model number SOL21, Xperia VL is KDDI’s flavor of Xperia V, which was made official not too long ago at NTT DOCOMO in Japan as the Xperia AX.
The handset will be available for purchase in four different color flavors, namely pink, white, black and blue, and should sport the same features list as Xperia AX was announced with, only that it will offer support for the carrier’s CDMA network.
The smartphone can already be seen on KDDI’s website with the “coming soon” tag next to it, as well as with the November 2nd release date attached.
When made available, it will pack a 4.3-inch HD Reality Display (1280 × 720 pixels), along with a MSM8960 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside.
Moreover, the handset has been packed with 4G LTE connectivity, global roaming capabilities, Wi-Fi IEEE802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, infrared, and Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities, with support for up to 10 devices.
The smartphone packs a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for HD video recording and complemented by a front camera for video chatting.
The specs list of XPERIA VL also includes 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, as well as a microSDHC card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The smartphone is powered by a 1,700 mAh battery that can deliver up to 700 minutes of talk time or up to 320 hours (LTE) / 490 hours (3G) on standby. Built in GPS, NFC, and support for Osaifu-Keitai are other features of this device.
Sony’s mobile phone will be released on KDDI’s network with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich loaded on it, though it might receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the not too distant future.