Xperia AX pre-orders open on November 1st; shipping on 16 November

by XB on 30th October 2012

in Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia V

Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia AX (SO-01E) will open on Thursday November 1st through Japan’s NTT DoCoMo network. The operator also confirmed that sales of the device will start on Friday November 16th, although pricing remains a mystery right now.

The Xperia AX is a variant of the Sony Xperia V (LT25i), along with the Xperia VL (SOL21) that is due to launch on KDDI’s network in Japan later this week. We still don’t have any firm release dates for the Xperia V, although it is expected to land at the end of November/early December.

  • penubag

    Think we’ll get Turquoise outside of Japan on the V?

  • Cheers

    Announced later but get earlier X_X

    But Sony still ROCKz!

  • Coollead

    Why the hell is the AX getting such a quick launch when I had to wait 3 months for the GX? Lame.

    It’s an amazing phone, but after using the GX for so long, I feel like the AX is far too small…

  • dereknobuyuki

    Hopefully this one will have better supply than other xperia models in the past…
    Pricing is and has always been open market pricing so the shops can all set their own prices… that’s why you will never see official prices.
    In terms of purchasing power parity, my Xperia GX was effectively around $150 (amortized)… I’d expect this phone to be around the same, give or take.

    It’s been said before but I’ll reiterate: This device will not be marketed at the premium end of the spectrum (that would be the new Galaxy S III alpha variant, the new Sharp Zeta, the Galaxy Note 2 and the LG Optimus G).
    It will instead be marketed towards the style-conscious market among a number of other devices noted by commercial tie ups with character brands (disney, onepiece, vivienne westwood, etc) and soft pastel colours.

    I hope Xperia has more success here. They may enjoy considerable success in Japan but the Xperia brand is not the most marketed smartphone brand in Japan (as much as I wish the Xperia brand had a much stronger marketing effort… especially from carriers).

  • Jake

    xperia was top 1 purchase on docomo at least =/
    Topping iphone

  • omg AX already….wn will this TX come in india

  • Woooow it will be at the same time international xperia V will go to sale in Russia .

  • Ganga

    Am still waiting for Acro S in india and lost my hope on Sony. Very bad

  • Loken

    torn for waiting for the v… im going to buy nexus 4..

  • go to ebay and buy it for 23k + use coupons to redeem more :D its out there a long month ago :p

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