New Xperia neo V announced – cheaper than Xperia neo with weaker camera [Video]

by XB on 25th August 2011

in Videos, Xperia Neo


Xperia neo VSony Ericsson announced a new handset this morning, the Xperia neo V, along with news of the Android 2.3.4 update. However, before you get too excited the Xperia neo V (MT11i) is basically near enough identical to the current Xperia neo but will sport a weaker camera sensor (5MP versus 8MP Exmor R in Xperia neo) and will launch with Android 2.3.4 in Q4 2011.

Now you may be wondering why Sony Ericsson has made this move. Well price is one good reason – it means Sony Ericsson should be able to disseminate the phone to an even wider audience at a cheaper price. How cheap you may ask? Well according to Mobil.se, it could be 500-1000 Swedish Krona (€55 to €110 at current exchange rates) cheaper. Not too shabby. However, we have been told that the main initiative behind this was down to component shortages following the Japan earthquake earlier in the year. You can find the white paper for the Xperia neo V here. See a video of the Xperia neo V after the jump.


Xperia neo V

Xperia neo V

Xperia neo V

Xperia neo V

You can see more pictures here.

  • Thanks for all the details, you guys are awesome. Was excited about this phone after reading SE’s blog post but now that I know more I definitely won’t be getting this. It would be a down-grade from my Arc ;-)

  • Anonymous

    The colours and finish on this model look classier than the standard Neo. Looks like it would be much less fingerprint prone.

  • cain

    Mobil.se was actually talking to a guy from SE, so the price comes directly from them :)

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  • Nice phone!!!
    Its Android OS, 5MP cam. LED flash, Bravia Engoine, 720p HD video recording capability, front camera – make it a great phone

  • chunkybeats

    Nothing wrong with this phone at all, i got it at a good price and really it depends in what you use it for. The video calling is great over skype silky smooth and good video. The camera even though a 5mp is still really good and takes excellent photos. Maybe not up to the standard of the Arc but still good. Also the Hdmi is a great add on, i have been playing games off the hdtv and its cool!!! 

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  • neoVuser

    neo v cannot use bluetooth.

  • chunkybeats

    What you mean bluetooth? I have been using bluetooth to transfer and works perfect. I think I know what is your problem is you need to turn on the discoverable (make me discoverable) through settings / wireless * mobile networks / .

    Hope this helps! 

  • chunkybeats

    What you mean bluetooth? I have been using bluetooth to transfer and works perfect. I think I know what is your problem is you need to turn on the discoverable (make me discoverable) through settings / wireless * mobile networks / .

    Hope this helps! 

  • Bonnie Roxie

    how much is this in taiwan?

  • MixMaster King Ad-Doorjamb D

    I wanna buy some, very cool device yo!

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