Sony announces Xperia AX, an Xperia V variant for Japan

Japanese smartphone users have some news to cheer about. The Sony Xperia AX has been announced exclusively for the Japanese market, Sony said today in a company blogpost. The device is expected to come before year end.

The Xperia AX sports a 4.3-inch 720p Reality display powered by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. It comes with a 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.

Internally, the device is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.0.4 out of the box and features 4G LTE support. It is also NFC-enabled and boasts enhanced audio quality, courtesy ClearAudio+ mode for aural clarity.

The Xperia AX is a version of the Xperia V with more or less the same features. The smartphone flaunts an arc design, as seen in most Xperia phones and is also dust and water resistant. Since it is launching in Japan, it will have some region specific features like infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV. Other media applications include Walkman, Album and Movies.

Key specifications

  • Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.3-inch HD Reality Display screen, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13 MP fast-capture camera
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 1GB RAM
  • 4G LTE support, NFC-enabled
  • Sony’s signature tune-tech, including ClearAudio+ mode for aural clarity
  • Sony’s media applications; WALKMAN®, Album and Movies

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