Japanese mobile phone maker Sony is gearing up for the release of its Xperia V LT25i smartphone in Hong Kong in mid-December.The company has already listed the device on its website as available for pre-order starting with December 9, although it did not offer a specific launch date for it as of now.
The handset is listed there with a price tag of HK $4,398 (around $570 / 435 Euro), and Sony notes that users will be able to reserve only a limited number of devices.
Even so, the company also kicked off a special promotion for the smartphone, providing users with free accessories, including a free screen protector (normally HK$85) or a special charger.
There is also a second deal available for those who will pre-order the Xperia V, which includes a 32GB microSD memory card at HK$199 -$25 or 20 Euro (down from $359), or the DK25 Xperia V SmartDock or original battery BA800 at HK$99 (original price HK$338).
Packing a 4.3-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, Xperia V is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, complemented by 1GB of RAM.
The mobile phone also includes 8GB eMMC and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
On the back, it features a 13-megapixel photo snapper with support for recording videos in full HD resolution, complemented by a front camera for making video calls.
The handset also arrives on shelves with WiFi and WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC, built-in GPS receiver, xLOUD experience, dust and water resistance, and a battery that can deliver up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 400 hours of standby time.
Sony’s Xperia V runs under Google’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, yet it should receive an upgrade to a newer flavor of the platform in the near future.