With the Sony Xperia V available in Europe since December last year, the France customers were wondering when the handset will arrive to their market, as the initial announcement stated that January will be the exact release date for the Xperia V; well, now is February and the phone is still nowhere to find in France.
But things are about to get changed as according to a leaked tweet, Sony will release the Xperia V next month, though an exact date is still highly expected. So, if you want a cheaper alternative for the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, the V might be the perfect smartphone for you. Of course you will not get the same performances, but you will still be able to enjoy a device that comes with decent to high end specs and with an impressive look.
The Xperia V is equipped with a dual core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM memory, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, a powerful 13 MP camera on the back, only a 0.3 MP camera on the front, a 1,750mAh battery and with a large 4.3 inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution.
As you can see, the specs are ok, but if we are to take a look over the OS, you might find a little problem there. The Sony Xperia V is featuring the ICS 4.0.4 firmware, so no Jelly Bean out of the box for you. You shouldn’t worry though as an Android 4.1 update will soon be released, the same being already available in other countries.
So, if you want to buy the Xperia V, you should know that it will be coming to France on March, the phone being a cheaper alternative to the high end and expensive devices that are being released this year. The Xperia V price for France hasn’t been yet announced, but the rest of Europe is offering the smartphone for prices between €400 and €500, so do expect a similar price tag.