Japanese market to embrace Sony Xperia AX by year’s end


After acquiring the other 50% of Sony-Ericsson joint venture from the Swedish company Ericsson, became what we know today Sony Mobile Communication a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese electronics company Sony Corporation. Soon after that Sony made its debut with a brand new Xperia series (Xperia S, Xperia, U, Xperia P) back in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

At the end of August a day before the IFA 2012 trade fair in Berlin, Sony announced a second wave of Xperia series smartphone for 2012 (Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J).

In an announcement posted today on Sony Mobile official blog, the company said that a new LTE smartphone dubbed Xperia AX aka Xperia V will be available in Japan by the end of the year.

Sony Xperia AX will feature:

  • 4.3″ HD Reality Display screen, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13 MP fast-capture camera with new shooting modes; Superior Auto feature, enabling low-light snapping and Picture Effect that lets you preview snaps using different effects
  • Sony’s signature tune-tech, including ClearAudio+ mode for aural clarity
  • Sony’s media applications; WALKMAN®, Album and Movies
  • Ships running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (could be running Android 4.1 by the time the phone will be available in the country).
  • NFC technology

and all the  popular Japan-specific features such as: infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV. Pricing details and the release date are not available at this time. More in the following weeks.