Sony Xperia V gets price drop and Jelly Bean upgrade, now due January

Here's some mostly-good news for Sony fans in Europe. It seems the Xperia V, the company's European LTE-powered 4.3-incher, is to be held back until January 2013, but with good reason -- it'll be launching with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, as opposed to the originally-planned 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It's also due a small price cut to €529. The phone was originally scheduled for release in France and other countries in December for €549.

The news comes from the official Sony Xperia France Twitter account, and although there's no word about delays elsewhere in Europe, we wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to other European territories. A notable exception might be Sony's native Japan, where the Xperia V is due to be released imminently.

Sony has already launched several late 2012 Xperia handsets running ICS, including the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia TL. These phones are due to be updated to Jelly Bean sometime during the first quarter of next year.

 Source: Sony Xperia FR, via: XperiaBlog

Alex Dobie
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Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

3 Comments
  • poor Sony, they always have the best phone designs(and also unique) but their internals are always way behind the competition
  • Why do they need to delay so long for that? I picked up a galaxy note II 2 weeks ago with jellybean...
  • hey how's note II? is it worth buyin? i have seen its videos n feel its awesome.. wat is ur user experiences on it?