Japanese mobile phone maker Sony is reportedly gearing up for the release of its Xperia V smartphone in various Asian markets in the coming weeks, including Singapore, where it should land on December 8.
The Android mobile phone is expected to arrive in the country with a price tag of S$698 ($573 / €437) attached to it.
Apparently, it will also be released in Malaysia next week, while expected to arrive on shelves in Indonesia in early 2013, yet specific info on the price tag it will feature when released in these countries hasn’t been provided as of yet.
Xperia V is a highly appealing smartphone, courtesy of its 4.3-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) touchscreen display and the powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor it has been packed with, and is expected to become highly popular in these markets.
What’s interesting about this launch, however, is the fact that the smartphone will be marketed in Singapore as the Bond Phone, although Sony actually attached this name to another high-end device in its offering, the Xperia T.
As Cnet notes, Sony’s Xperia T actually made an appearance in the new Bond movie Skyfall, yet it seems that it will not be released in Singapore.
Sony reportedly said that Xperia T does not offer support for the local LTE networks, while Xperia V does, thus being capable of providing users with a better experience.
Xperia V will also offer 8GB of internal memory to its users, along with a microSD memory card slot, as well as with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording.
The handset runs under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is PlayStation-Certified, which means that users will be able to play PlayStation Mobile games on it. Not to mention that it offers support for thousands of apps available in the Google Play Store.