Sony launches Xperia Neo V, Ice Cream Sandwich for afters

By Chris Cook - Oct 27, 2011

Having already made the headlines for being bought out by Sony Corp, Sony Ericsson has now introduced its latest smartphone, the Xperia Neo V. it is an advanced version of their previous Xperia Neo, but unfortunately runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and not the latest dessert OS from Google, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The device was first announced back in August, before the latest Android OS was released, despite this, as we previously explained, the company is expected to be updating a whole range of their smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is including the Xperia Neo V as well as other models such as the Xperia Pro, Xperia Arc and the Xperia Play.

As far as specs are concerned, it offers a pretty decent array of hardware, ideal for those who can’t quite afford the high-end smartphones in the market. It features a front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear facing camera with HD recording capability, DLNA and HSDPA media streaming technology, Wi-Fi, a 3.7” scratch-proof touchscreen and a 1GHz processor.

According to ITProPortal, Sony claims the Xperia Neo V is one of the first smartphone capable of 3D sweep Panorama technology. This allows user to capture three-dimensional images and display them on a 3D TV when connected up. Whether the connection cables will come with the device still remains to be seen. Sony Ericsson’s Head of Product Marketing, Nikolaus Scheurer added ‘users will get to enjoy new features from Google, an even richer Facebook integration and enhanced camera functionality’ from the company.

The device can be purchased at now for $415 or £259.99. What do you think of the latest offering from Sony Ericsson? Does the Xperia Neo V appeal to you?

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  • Gilbert

    The Xperia Neo V is NOT an advanced version of the Xperia Neo.

    It’s the same specs, except the newer one (Neo V) has lower resolution camera–down to 5MP from the Neo’s 8.1MP.  So you can say the older phone is in fact more advanced and more desirable.  Read somewhere it’s due to supply issues with some parts because of the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster.

    The Neo V comes with Gingerbread 2.3.4 while the older Neo (of course) came with 2.3 but is automatically entitled to the 2.3.4 upgrade.