Sony, as part of a trio of new phones, today announced the Xperia V at IFA. The Xperia V carries specs similar to the newly-announced Xperia T, but has a unique twist: the device is water and dust resistant, with the ability to withstand full submersion as deep as a meter for an estimated thirty minutes.

Those who enjoy promotional videos may also be interested in seeing Sony's "Xperia – Designing out Smartphones" video, which takes a look at just how this new lineup of devices came to be.

Besides water resistance, the Xperia V carries some impressive-sounding specs, from a 13MP camera to a 4.3" HD Reality Display powered by Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Here's a full look:

Xperia™ V

  • 4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
  • 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
  • Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC
  • Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
  • Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Available in Black, Pink and White colours
  • Launching globally Q4 2012


We don't have any details about pricing or exact availability dates just yet, but we'll keep you updated pending further information.

Source: Sony Mobile

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  • willsours

    I think the water proofing is actually up to 1 METER for 30 minutes, not 1 minute 30 seconds.

    • http://profiles.google.com/liamname Liam Spradlin

      that was a mis-read on my part, thanks!

  • spydie

    But it has rounded corners!!!!

    • Matthew Fry

      Well you can't mistake this one for the iphone because this one uh... has... the logo on the front, yeah. But... those corners... SUE THE BASTARDS!

  • Jackson

    Whoa! O_o look at those bezels

  • Andri Agassi

    I wish the rumor about Xperia Nexus is true! I would definitely buy a Nexus made by Sony... their phones are gorgeous.

  • Daniel Wiggins

    This actually looks like a good phone.

  • Freak4Dell

    Looks pretty cool. Definitely beautiful.It seems like the huge upper and lower bezels make this a super long phone, though.

  • http://twitter.com/xyrer Gustavo Parrado 

    I've found my next phone, I hope it gets available unlocked pretty soon, my old 2010 phone is not holding up very well anymore