Amongst the many Xperia handsets that were recently introduced by Sony, what would you say your favorite model is? Unless you live in Japan, we hope you’re not going to pick the Xperia VL. After all, the Sony Xperia VL is yet another Japan-exclusive phone that won’t be released outside the country.
We reported a few weeks back that the mid-range phone will be available on Japanese carrier KDDI (AU) soon. According to Xperia Blog, the VL is already on sale now.
As part of the package, the Xperia VL SOL 21, the phone’s full name on KDDI, comes with a desk stand. The Japanese variant also ships with 1Seg digital TV support.
The Xperia VL is powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and boasts a 4.3-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microSD support, 13MP main camera, NFC, 1700mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The software upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be rolled out in Q1 2013.
Another variant of the phone, the Xperia AX, will be heading to NTT DoCoMo stores on November 16. As for the rest of the world, expect the Xperia V to arrive before the end of the year.
I just wish the would release the V already. We seem to be waiting for ages.