Sony Xperia V priced at around €500 in Europe, release date still unknown

October 11, 2012
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    With the Xperia T (also known as the Bond Phone) stealing all the spotlight, most of you may have forgotten about another Sony high-end device scheduled to be released this year. The Xperia V is definitely not what you would call a run-of-the-mill phone, being an ever so slightly downsized version of the T.

    Still, this has apparently been left to dust by Sony, which is hesitant to announce official pricing and availability even with more than a month after the device’s unveiling. We’re now finally starting to get a good picture of these details, which seem to fall into the usual good news/bad news scenario.

    The good news is that, according to Sony Italy’s Twitter account, the Xperia V will be made available for between €400 and €500 (US$ 516 to $645) in its unlocked SIM-free flavor, which is less than the T’s price and an overall good deal.

    The bad news is that earlier rumors seem to gain confirmation, as the same source tells us that the Xperia V “will be available by the end of the year.” That’s certainly vague enough to keep our hopes high for an October release, but odds are it means the handheld will only be coming in late November or early December.

    Meanwhile, we’ve uncovered a listing for the phone in Germany, at ComputerUniverse retailer. The V is up for pre-order there at a pretty steep €579 ($748), with shipping estimated to start in “about 3-4 weeks.”

    That again should lift the spirits of people craving for the 4.3-incher, although we know very well of these online retailers’ deviousness in announcing unrealistic shipping dates for unreleased phones only to get undeserved attention.

    Is anyone still interested in the Xperia V? And if you are, do you think you’ll still be in a month? How about in two?

    Comments

    • Kassim

      Hmmm…how could a phone with this sort of spec have passed me by? It reads like my ideal phone: 4.3″ HD display with great pixel density, dual core (quads are currently underutilised and so…overkill for me), microSD slot (right?) AND it looks decent to boot!

      I think I may need to massively reconfigure my phone radar because if this is at the right price and maintains the display/performance/spec quality that I hope for in a phone or very close to it…I’m sold.

    • DAngelo8

      Size does matter. I’ll take this or the Samsung GSIII mini, which ever arrives first.

      • carlisimo

        Seems to me the HTC One S and Motorola RAZR M are significantly better than the GSIII mini. This might be better yet though.

    • Cedrik Portugues

      i love the phone but think the s4 pro and 2gb of ram wouldve done it justice. fingers crossed theres still hope for an xperia nexus. personally im a fan of stock android over sonys skin but, at the same time like their services ps mobile in a years time will be great and i hold a music unlimited account although a video unlimited service is what im really waiting for. netflix is nice but newer content on the day of release all for a set price a month or year would suit alot of people. as for their skin close but not ready for primetime. i think instead of their being four dedicated slots to put apps in the app tray they should take a carousel approach. keep the 4 base icons that appear on each screen but add the ability to cycle through all your apps without having to head into a different screen. the green icons for battery and stuff also make it look dated.

    • abcd

      like its design , camera and IP57 but I’ll compare it’s price with galaxy S3 and will choose the cheaper one

    • meti

      when will it come to F.Y.R of Macedonia ?if its in black(if they are not sold out like xperia s) and has the smart tags(xperia s didn’t have them…),+ jelly bean and costs around 400-500 euro i will buy it.

    • daga

      this phone on photo xperia VL (line next the sound out)

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