For a full retail, no-contract, and SIM-free price of £249.99 , U.K. residents can now avail themselves of Sony Ericsson’s latest Android smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V, which essentially is a better spec’d upgrade to the earlier Sony Ericsson Xperia neo released also just this year.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V comes with a 3.7-inch, scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine that dishes out crisp displays at a resolution of 854×480.
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread runs the show, along with a 1.0-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512 MB of RAM. Internal storage reaches 1 GB, although actual usable storage can be just somewhere around 320 MB. But, no use for fretting, since the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V also allows up to 32 GB additional storage through its microSD card slot.
One of the Xperia neo V’s new features is the 3D Panorama mode that can truly put its 5-megapixel primary camera to good use for snapping photos, besides capturing high-definition videos. A secondary camera is also available on the Android smartphone’s front–handy for video chat and video calls.
Just like its elder sibling the Xperia neo V also comes with GPS, aGPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as HDMI output.
It looks like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is also heading towards the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V, as the company has told Engadget earlier that it will upgrade its Xperia series released in 2011 to the “next Android platform made available to us.” That doesn’t sound like surefire confirmation, though, but it makes Ice Cream Sandwich likely.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V is available in white, silver, and blue gradient. Looks like a beautifully crafted Android smartphone worth parting one’s money with, eh?