I've been receiving tons of inquiries about this handset ever since it was unveiled by Sony Mobile alongside Sony Xperia J and TX last August 29 in Berlin.

"When is it arriving in the Philippines?", "How much will it cost?", "What are some of its key features?"; The TP Mailbox is flooded with such questions about Sony Xperia V.

And for good reason.

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It's both handsome and powerful; The perfect combination.

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For those who've been religiously feeding their piggy banks with folded bills to have enough funds to get Sony Xperia V, be prepared to finally break it either this Christmas or by New Year's.

Sony Mobile had the smartphone on display at the company's early Christmas Party Yuletide product exhibit at Resorts World Manila last Wednesday, which gave the media a hint that it's only a matter of weeks now before consumer can finally get hold of the 4.3-inch Dual Core Krait powered Sony Xperia V.

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Flaunting a monster 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with back-lit sensor and LED flash and supporting ultra-fast 4G LTE mobile connection speeds, Sony Xperia V flaunts a curved design that's kinda similar to that of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Oh, if it only it had a more powerful front-facing camera and a bigger battery, it would have been near perfect in my book.

In other territories, Sony Xperia V comes with official price tag of 499 Euros or roughly Php 25,000 with current conversion. Sony Mobile Philippines hasn't really given word on the official SRP of the handset but I'm expecting its price to start at roughly that amount.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Sony Xperia V
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Upper Midrange
Dimensions129 x 65 x 10.7 mm
Weight 120 grams
Available Colors Black, White, Pink
Operating System Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset
RAM/ROM 1 GB RAM
Camera 13 MegaPixels, 4128 x 3096 pixels with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV/MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
Ports microUSB v2.0 TV-out (via MHL A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 4G LTE
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope
Battery Li-Ion 1750 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 400 hours, Talk time of up to 7 hours, 18 hours of music play
Value-Added Features Timescape UI, Mobile Bravia Engine, Premium design
Announcement In the Philippines: Q4 2012
Availability Q4 2012
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 25,000 - Php 26,000